Three men have been jailed after being caught breaching orders imposed to protect victims of domestic abuse from further harm.
Police have chosen not to name the men, in order to protect the identities of their victims.
However, they hope that by sharing the news of their sentencings it will encourage other victims of domestic abuse to come forward – and show perpetrators that we will continue to target them.
Appearing before Grimsby Magistrates Court, all three men admitted breaching Domestic Violence Prevention Orders (DVPO).
A 46-year-old Scunthorpe man was jailed for 14 days after admitting to breaching his going back to his former partner’s house, where he was found by our officers hiding in the loft.
A 25-year-old Grimsby man was jailed for seven days after admitting going to his former partner’s house.
A 27-year-old Cleethorpes man was jailed for 14 days after admitting to repeatedly calling and texting his former partner.
Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Dickinson said: “Nobody should be made to feel unsafe in their own home and protecting victims of domestic abuse remains one of our key priorities at Humberside Police.
“This is particularly relevant now in these unprecedented times and I hope these sentencings show that vulnerable victims are not alone and we will take action against anyone who thinks they can get away with committing offences of this nature.
“I appreciate that it can extremely tough for victims to come forward. However, I want those affected to know that we are here for you.
“When you’re ready to talk we will listen. There is help available and we work closely with our partners to make sure that you are safe and supported throughout the process.
Whether you are a victim, or you’re concerned about someone you know, please get in touch so that we can help.”
There are a number of ways you can get in touch.
If you’re in immediate danger, always call 999. If you can’t speak, once the call has connected make some noise so the operator knows you’re there and then press 55 (if you dial straight away it may not be picked up).
By doing this we will know that you’re on the line but unable to speak but we will be able to hear what’s happening and use information from the call to send help to you.
You can also call us on our non-emergency 101 line or send direct messages to us via our force Twitter and Facebook accounts, both of which can be found by searching @humberbeat.