Women sentenced for domestic abuse

Thu, 28/11/2019 - 15:35 -- Editor

A 27-year-old woman was sentenced at Londonderry Crown Court yesterday, Wednesday 27 November, in connection with a domestic incident.

Lizzie McMenamin was sentenced to 10 months in prison for attempting to wound with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

This followed an assault, using a broken glass bottle, on her then partner in August 2018.

Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Constable Mark Chambers, from PSNI Public Protection Branch, said: “Domestic abuse can affect anyone. It’s a terrifying and often unseen crime, which leaves the victim feeling isolated and alone.

“I am appealing to anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse to come forward and speak to us. 

“It takes strength to speak up, but you will be treated with respect and sensitivity every step of the way.

“Please contact police on the non-emergency 101 number, or in an emergency call 999.”