Gardaí in Cork arrest and charge man under coercive control laws

Gardaí in Cork arrest and charge man under coercive control laws

GARDAÍ in Cork have arrested a man, aged in his 50s, as part of ongoing investigation into an incident of coercive control under Section 39(1) of the Domestic Violence Act, 2018.

The investigation arises from complaints made by a person known to the male regarding multiple incidents which took place over a period of time, spanning from 1985 until 2019 respectively.

Coercive control is defined as a pattern of assaults, threats, humiliation and intimidation.

A search operation was conducted under warrant by Gardaí attached to Macroom Garda Station, the Macroom Detective Unit, Bandon Division Protective Services Unit and the Armed Support Unit at a domestic residence in Kilbrittain, yesterday morning. 

During the course of the search Gardaí seized a number of legally held firearms and ammunition.

The man was arrested at the scene of the search operation and taken to Bandon Garda Station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He has since been charged and is due to appear before a special sitting of Bandon District Court today, at 3pm.

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