A 31-year-old man has started a one month stint behind bars for breaching a Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO).
Adrian Adnett, of Deer Park Road, Sheffield, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates Court yesterday (Tuesday 28 February), charged with breaching his DVPO.
He was sentenced to 28 days in prison, for breaching the order for the fourth time since mid-February.
PC Freddie Le-Billon Payne, investigating, said: “Adnett has repeatedly breached his DVPO and I hope that this sentence serves as a warning to others that breaches of DVPOs are taken extremely seriously.
“South Yorkshire Police are absolutely committed to protecting victims of domestic abuse and we will continue to do everything we can to protect vulnerable victims.”
A DVPO gives immediate protection to the victim and anyone else believed to be at risk of domestic violence from the perpetrator.
Under a DVPO, the offender is given specific conditions to adhere to, therefore offering the victim protection from violence. This in turn allows them some time to consider seeking help or advice from a wide range of support agencies.
If you wish to report domestic abuse or have any concerns, please call us on 101. For additional support, call the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247, Women’s Aid on 0808 2000 247 or Victim Support on 0845 3030900.
Content retrieved from: http://www.southyorks.police.uk/news-syp/sheffield-man-jailed-breaching-domestic-abuse-court-order.