Men to face court over separate family violence incidents

Charlotte Harper 17 November 2016

ACT Magistrates Court

Two men will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today after separate family violence incidents, one charged with two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and five counts of common assault and another charged with possess offensive weapon with intent and two counts of common assault.

The latter also faces two counts of knowingly obstructing/resisting a public official.

Police will oppose bail in both cases.

Acting Station Sergeant Joanne Warden of ACT Policing’s Family Violence Coordination Unit said that police will not tolerate any form of violence, whether directed at a stranger or a family member.

“Police are committed to helping victims of family violence, and can provide support and advice, as well as hold offenders accountable for their actions,” Acting Station Sergeant Warden said.

“We understand that some people may not feel comfortable talking to police, there are services such as the Domestic Violence Crisis Service that can also provide support and advice.”

Additional information on family violence and avenues for support are available on ACT Policing’s website.

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