FixedIt: Death threats are not “horrid texts” from an invisible person

“Horrid texts” New Mail? He sent 180 text messages to his ex partner over two days. He threatened to kill her, abused her and scared her to the point that she had to go to police for protection. It’s not some Enid Blyton picnic gone wrong it’s sustained and frightening abuse by a man who has already done enough to get a domestic violence order taken out against him.

Calling it “horrid texts” is an appalling reduction of the crimes he committed and the nature of domestic violence and stalking, behaviour that is designed to render the victim powerless and afraid.

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