Man jailed after breaching domestic violence order

Reporter:

Geraint Jones

A CAERNARFON man has been jailed after breaching a Domestic Violence ProtectionOrder (DVPO). 

Trevor Wyn Evans, aged 49, was sentenced at Caernarfon crown court to six weeks in prison after he admitted breaching the order for a second time.

Temporary Sergeant Mark Penlington said: “We welcome this prison sentence which shows how these new powers can be used to prevent further harm and protect victims from repeat offending.”

Domestic Violence Protection Orders were introduced in June this year to enable the police and magistrates to provide additional and immediate protection to victims after domestic violence incidents, particularly when there is insufficient evidence to press charges.

Under the DVPO, the offender can be prevented from having contact with the victim and also prevented from returning to a residence for up to 28 days. 

Temporary Sergeant Penlington added: “The order gives breathing space for the victims to consider their options and enables a multi-agency approach in order to provide the most appropriate support for the future.”

Agencies who can offer help and support can be found at www.gov.uk/report-domestic-abuse.

Alternatively contact North Wales Police on 101, or 999 in an emergency.

 

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