Police appeal to DV victims

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Narrogin Police officers Jaimie Stevens and Yusman Yahya.
Camera IconNarrogin Police officers Jaimie Stevens and Yusman Yahya. Credit: Michael Traill

Narrogin police are appealing to victims of domestic violence in the region to seek help out and break the cycle.

At least three Narrogin men were sentenced to prison in April alone for severe cases of domestic violence against their partners.

A 33-year-old Narrogin man was sentenced to 15 months prison in Perth Magistrate’s Court on April 17, charged with two counts of aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm, three counts of aggravated common assault and three counts of breach family violence restraining order.

On the same day at Narrogin Magistrate’s Court, a 44-year-old Narrogin man was sentenced to 10 months in prison for a string of offences against his long-term partner including aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm, aggravated common assault and criminal damage.

On April 16, a nine-month prison sentence was handed down to a 44-year-old Narrogin man for breaching a protective bail condition three times and for one count of aggravated common assault.

There are still a number of offenders in the system waiting the outcome of their charges including a 41-year-old Narrogin man who was convicted on April 12 for a series of offences against his long-term partner include stalking, aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm and beach police order.

He is due to face Perth’s Magistrate’s Court on May 14 for sentencing. Two Narrogin men, one 44 and the other 29, will appear in Narrogin’s Magistrate’s Court accused of aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm and aggravated common assault respectively.

A WA Police spokesman said while Narrogin police could connect victims of domestic violence with support services, perpetrator accountability was a high priority.

“Reducing all violence in our community is a priority,” the spokesman said.

“All forms of violence against women are unacceptable, in any community and in any culture.

“It is everyone’s responsibility to reject and prevent violence.”

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