Early last year we were instructed by Stephanie * (not her real name) following a referral from National Service for Domestic Violence (NCDV).
Stephanie was a vulnerable person, suffering from health issues. She had been in a relationship with a man who had drug and mental health issue. During their relationship he was violent, on one occasion he smashed up her house and kicked the television repeatedly until it was in pieces.
Our team were instructed following the end of the relationship, his drinking and drug taking had increased, he would hit the wall and door near her and shout in her face.
Following the end of the relationship he called her many times a day to threaten her.
He broke into her home twice, both times he refused to leave; on the most serious occasion he tried to make Stephanie stab him and cut off his fingers, she thought he was going to turn the knife on her. On another occasion he relentlessly banged on the door trying to get through, he then fell asleep in the garden until the police attended.
Our expert team, along with her social worker supported Stephanie with her witness statement and application to the court for a non-molestation order which was granted and served on her abuser.
Stephanie feels she has her life back and is now able to sleep at night.