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Domestic Abuse. Man jailed

It seems that domestic abuse is right at the forefront of the political agenda, or whatever is left of that after Brexit, right now.

So the news that Christopher Jansons of Bridgwater has been sent to prison for falsely imprisoning and threatening to kill wife, is a timely reminder that this is serious and is at last starting to be taken seriously by law enforcement too.

Jansons, 62 was jailed for two years and eight months at Taunton Crown Court after he entered guilty pleas.

Jansons was arrested by officers as he stood over his wife while she lay on the floor of their bedroom.  He had covertly recorded his wife discussing their relationship with a friend on the evening of 26th May this year before later confronting her. He took her phone away from her during the initial argument and kept her from leaving the bedroom.

However, unbeknown to him, his victim managed to call police on another phone and was able to tell the call handler what was happening and provide her address before hiding the phone and leaving the line open.

The incident was captured on the officers’ body worn video and was shown to the judge during the trial.

Announcing the verdict and the conclusion of the investigation today, Detective Constable Mark Humphrey explained “There are no excuses for domestic abuse and I’d urge anyone who is subjected to it, whether it be physical or emotional abuse, to speak to someone. If you contact us we will take any report seriously and investigate any offences with the utmost care and sensitivity. You are not alone – we will there for you every step of the way.”

If you want to speak to another agency or charity, then you can find a list of relevant contact details on our dedicated microsite here: https://www.thisisnotanexcuse.org/domestic-abuse/help-and-support.

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