Man to face court on three counts of threat to kill

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A 32-year-old man is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday 6 April 2020) following a family violence incident involving a chainsaw.

The man was charged with three counts of threats to kill a person, three counts of assault and one count of property damage.

Acting Superintendent of Judicial and Family Violence Operations, Sue Smith said no form of violence was acceptable.

“ACT Policing has a strong no-tolerance to family violence. We will prosecute family violence offenders to the full extent of the law,” Acting Superintendent Smith said.

“We remain committed to protecting the community against family violence during the current COVID-19 situation. It is never too early to ask for help and advice.”

If you are a victim of family violence or believe someone you know is the victim of family violence you can contact police on 131 444 or 000 for emergencies.

The Family Violence Coordination Unit remains operational and is committed to continuing its work with those at risk from family violence.

A Family Violence Coordination Liaison can provide a link between policing response to victims of family violence and the application to Court for Court issued Family Violence Orders.

ACT Policing will continue to work closely with Domestic Violence Crisis Service and Legal Aid to assist people who are encountering family violence.

Police can also provide assistance and advice to the perpetrators of family violence to assist them in changing their behaviours.

Information about family violence and support services can be found on the ACT Policing website: https://police.act.gov.au/safety-and-security/family-violence

Media enquiries

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au