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10 Aug 2022

Derry man convicted of assaulting his former partner is spared jail by judge

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A twenty-eight years old man who admitted assaulting his then girlfriend and causing criminal damage to her fridge and bed headboard, was today given a one month jail sentence, suspended for two years, at Derry Magistrate's Court. Stephen Doherty from Madison Avenue in Eglinton was also ordered not to threaten, harass, pester nor intimidate his former partner for the next three years. Doherty admitted committing the offences in February and June of last year. The assault charge arose from him throwing his partner's purse and mobile phone charger at her. Deputy District Judge Ted Magill said normally offences of a domestic violent nature attracted a prison sentence, but he told Doherty he was entitled to credit by admitting the offences, thereby sparing his victim the ordeal of having to give evidence against him in open court. "Some incidents of domestic violence can be extremely serious. No incident of domestic violence will leave the victim unmarked in some way. "In some cases serious injuries are caused but thankfully this was not the came in this situation", he said.

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