Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Man Jailed for Domestic Violence; History of Breaching Domestic Violence Orders Goes against Defendant

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Man Jailed for Domestic Violence; History of Breaching Domestic Violence Orders Goes against Defendant

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Byline: Peter Hardwick peter.hardwick@thechronicle.com.au

A HISTORY of breaching domestic violence orders went against a Toowoomba man jailed by a city court for his most recent offending.

The 31-year-old, who is not named to protect the identity of the woman victim, had spent the week in custody after being arrested at the woman's Toowoomba home in the early hours of Sunday.

Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard police had been called to the woman's home about 2.30am Sunday on a report of a disturbance and arrived to find the man in the front yard confronting another man.

After police separated the two men, the defendant complained that he had arrived at the home to see his children only to find a group of people there drinking alcohol and "smoking yarni" (marijuana).

However, the woman told police her estranged partner had arrived in a taxi and started yelling.

She complained he had gone to assault her but other people in the house had ushered him outside where he started banging on windows before becoming involved in a confrontation with an 18-year-old man, the court heard.

The man appeared in custody to plead guilty to committing a public nuisance and breaching a domestic violence order. …

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