Domestic violence cases spike in Coast town after police attend to 19 cases in one week.
Domestic violence cases spike in Coast town after police attend to 19 cases in one week.

19 in a week: Domestic violence cases spike in Coast town

Noosa Heads Police have responded to a staggering 19 reports of domestic and family violence over the last week.

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Noosa Officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Ben Carroll confirmed from Monday, July 27 to Sunday, August 2 Noosa Heads Police responded to 19 reports of domestic and family violence.

This included nine reports of breaches of domestic and family violence orders.

One of the most horrifying was a Tewantin man who was arrested and faces 10 charges relating to domestic violence, including torture and deprivation of liberty.

Sen-Sgt Carroll said investigations into the matters were ongoing.

Noosa was thrust into the domestic violence spotlight earlier this year when former resident Jacqui Barker's harrowing story was aired on 60 Minutes.

In the story, Ms Barker shares her four-year journey to have former partner Mark Jacobs made accountable for his actions after he allegedly doused her and the kitchen in petrol.

In July 2016 Jacobs pleaded guilty to wilful damage for the destruction he caused to the home and was issued a $1500 fine.

He was never charged in relation to the alleged threats he made when he doused Ms Barker in petrol.

If you are in need of assistance please call 1800 Respect.


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