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Eleven charged with domestic abuse related offences

by Jonathan Kearney

Merseyside Police has charged three men in Knowsley with domestic-related offences as part of an ongoing campaign to tackle domestic abuse in the borough and the wider region.

A further eight men and women from across Merseyside have also been charged with offences including breaches of restraining orders, breaches of non-molestation orders, assault, criminal damage and theft.

A Kirkby man was charged with breaching a non-molestation order and given a 12 month community order, a 10 day rehabilitation requirement, and a two year restraining order.

Another man was given a 12 week prison sentence relating to offences at an address in Huyton.

A Huyton man will appear at Crown Court next month on charges of assault by beating and intentional strangulation.

Additional charges for offences including assault, breaching a restraining order and stalking have also been made by the Police against the eleven individuals.

Detective Chief Inspector Ben Dyer said: “Protecting vulnerable people and bringing perpetrators of domestic abuse to justice is an ongoing commitment of Merseyside Police.

“We remain relentless in our pursuit of offenders in order to keep all of our communities safe.

“I would urge anyone who has been subjected to violence, coercive behaviour or harassment to have the confidence to come forward and speak to our officers and feel reassured that we will support them, thoroughly investigate any allegations and bring offenders to justice.

“You can also speak to the partners we work with so we can protect you or anyone that does come forward and take decisive action against abusers.”

If you are in immediate danger, always call 999.

If you ring 999 and are not in a safe position to speak to the Police then cough or tap the phone and press 55, when prompted. This will alert the operator that you need assistance.
For more information visit https://www.merseyside.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/support-organisations/

You can find out more about the Domestic Abuse help and support available here.