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He is now banned from coming within 500 metres of her in three years and must compensate her with €3,000.
On one occasion he broke her nose, frequently pulled her hair and had pushed her down the stairs when she was pregnant. When she once attempted to report him, he broke down the door to the house and wrecked the inside.
She finally reported him in 2009 but said she failed to do so before because she didn’t know how to get out of the situation for fear of “what people would think” because her previous relationship had also ended, and she thought that if she left him he would never forgive her.
His behaviour in public never led anyone to suspect what he was like to her at home, but even after they divorced he would go to her house unannounced, take their daughter out of school and follow them to the beach.
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