Do­mes­tic vi­o­lence of­fender re­mains in jail serv­ing his sen­tence

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In last week’s Sound Tele­graph we ran a page 1 story with the head­line: “Prison sen­tenc­ing re­versed” and an open­ing sen­tence: “A con- victed do­mes­tic vi­o­lence of­fender has been re­leased from jail a week af­ter be­ing given a nine-month prison sen­tence fol­low­ing an ap­peal from his wife and vic­tim.”

This head­line and sen­tence were wrong.

There was no ap­peal against the of­fender’s con­vic­tion and he re­mains in jail serv­ing his sen­tence. The case in the Rock­ing­ham Mag­is­trate’s Court was an ap­plica- tion by the man’s wife to lift a re­strain­ing or­der against him.

The court had no op­tion but to grant the ap­pli­ca­tion.

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