Midlands Women's Refuge Advising People To Keep Abusive Messages As Evidence

A man was handed a 22 month suspended sentence after he sent over 300 abusive and threatening WhatsApp messages.

People who receive abusive texts are being encouraged to screenshot them, not delete them.

That's the advice from Deirdre Berry of Esker House Women's Refuge and Domestic Abuse Support Service in Athlone, who says it's common in cases of coercive control.

It comes after a man was handed a 22 month suspended sentence and ordered not to contact his former partner for two years after he sent over 300 abusive and threatening WhatsApp messages.

Ms. Berry says, as hard as it is, it's better to keep the texts as evidence:

 

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