A MAN from Gwynedd received a two-year suspended prison sentence and an indefinite restraining order after pleading guilty to offences in relation to controlling and coercive behaviour.

Carwyn Roberts, aged 29, of Llanaelhaearn, was sentenced at Mold Crown Court yesterday (January 18).

Detective Constable Siobhan Murray, who led the investigation, commended the bravery and strength of the victim in coming forward.

She said: “Violence against women can come in many forms.

“These experiences are sometimes hidden and not limited to physical violence including abusive treatment such as controlling and coercive behaviour or exploitation.

“These offences can have profound long-term effects on survivors and those closest to them.

“This investigation was complex and has taken considerable time to reach a conclusion.

“We are fully committed to improving trust and confidence in policing, and to relentlessly pursue those who create the greatest risk to our communities.”

If you are in an abusive relationship, or if you know someone who is, you can contact North Wales Police via call 999 or 101, and can also use its live chat facility by visiting: www.northwales.police.uk/police-forces/north-wales-police/areas/live-chat.