A woman who received death threats from her former partner in Milton Keynes was given a domestic violence protection order - the first of its kind in the city.
A DVPO can be granted in situations where violence has been used or threatened in a domestic relationship. The order imposes conditions on a perpetrator - who is aged 18 or over - for up to 28 days.
Thames Valley Police arrested a man on suspicion of making threats to kill his ex-partner and issued him with a formal caution.
The force then applied for the DVPO, which was granted by Buckinghamshire Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
The court imposed conditions which include preventing the man from contacting his former partner and her child through any means, including in person, through text, social media or third party, and preventing him from attending the address.
The 28-day period allows the victim and the perpetrator to have some time apart to consider their situation and the victim will be provided with additional support in a safe environment.
If he breaches any of these conditions he will be arrested.
PC Christopher Cochrane from Milton Keynes police station, who applied for the order, said: “I am pleased with this result; as the order should help to protect the victim from further abuse.
“Although the man was not charged with an offence after being taken into custody, the DVPO will give the aggrieved 28 days some time and space to gather the right support and seek a civil restraining order.”
It’s the second Domestic Violence Protection Order granted in Thames Valley, but the first in Milton Keynes.