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Man to face assault and strangling charges after family violence incident

By Ian Bushnell 29 January 2018 0

A 34-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Monday, 29 January 2018) on multiple assault charges following a family violence incident.

The man was charged with four counts of common assault, two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, one count of choking, suffocating, strangling another person and one count of forcible confinement.

Police will oppose bail.

Acting Superintendent Intelligence, Community Safety and Family Violence, Matt Craft said any form of violence was unacceptable.

“ACT Policing have a strong no-tolerance to family violence and are pro-arrest. We will prosecute family violence offenders to the full extent of the law,” he said.

“We are committed to helping the victims of these situations. If you need assistance call police or, if you aren’t comfortable speaking to us, contact a support service like the Domestic Violence Crisis Service.”

If you are a victim of family violence or believe someone you know is the victim of family violence, you can contact police on 131444 or 000 for emergencies, or attend any police station.

Information about family violence and support services can be found on the ACT Policing website: https://www.police.act.gov.au/safety-and-security/family-violence

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