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Garda who attempted to choke ex-partner jailed for three months

A former Garda has been given a three-month prison sentence for brutally attacking and attempting to choke his ex-partner when he was under the influence of cocaine.

The man in his 30s pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court to trespass and assault causing harm to the woman, who thought he would kill her.

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He has left An Garda Síochána since the incidents in 2018.

Judge John Hughes ordered that the former Garda cannot be named because the victim’s children are witnesses.

He was prosecuted following an investigation by the Garda Ombudsman (GSOC).

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The woman’s victim impact statement outlined the profound effect the domestic violence had on her and her children.

She further said she believed the man had been dealt with differently because he was a former Garda.

She said her and her family remain in fear, and said the delay in getting the case to court also impacted her emotional and mental health.

IMAGE – Gardainfo/Twitter

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