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Man Sentenced For Breach of Restraining Order, Halifax

Thursday 6 July, 2017

A man from Halifax has been sentenced to two years in prisoBenjamin Jarvisn after breaching a restraining order placed against him.

Benjamin Jarvis, 31, previously of Siddal was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday June 30 for breaching his restraining order against his ex-partner after being imprisoned for another similar offence in January.

Jarvis was sentenced in January 2017 to four months in prison after being convicted off breaches of a restraining order against his partner.

Whilst in prison, he made threatening telephone calls to his ex-partner which was a direct breach of the restraining order placed upon him.

Jarvis pleaded guilty to contacting the victim on four occasions where he contacted her from prison

He was sentenced to a further 2 years in prison.

 

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Gibson of Halifax Police said; "The further sentence imposed on Jarvis demonstrates how seriously police take reports of this nature and that we will do everything within our power to take action to keep our communities safe.

"In spite of already being sentenced for 4 months against his partner, Jarvis believed that he could continue to intimidate and threaten her further and be immune to further action from the authorities.

"Our specialist safeguarding team has worked tirelessly with colleagues in the Prison Service and CPS to safeguard the victim and bring Jarvis to account for his abusive actions.

"Our number one priority is keeping people safe, and I hope that others who may not have yet come forward will have confidence in the police to take action to protect them from harm."

Information on domestic abuse and the help available to victims and witnesses can be found by visiting www.westyorkshire.police.uk/domesticviolence

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