A man has been sentenced to six months in prison before he will be deported back to Romania after he was found guilty of domestic abuse offences.
Ionut Marin, 30, was arrested in February after a series of offences in Dunstable against a former partner. He was charged with assault, false imprisonment, threats to kill and criminal damage and remanded into custody.
Marin denied the charges but was later found guilty at Luton Crown Court where he was then sentenced on Monday.
Det Con David Adams, investigating officer from the Domestic Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit, said: “I am pleased that this violent assault will see Marin behind bars. His aggressive and threatening behaviour is not acceptable and was distressing for the victim. I hope this result and knowing he will then be deported goes some way to bring closure to her.
“Let Marin be an example to all who think it is acceptable to abuse people. His appalling actions have resulted in prison and he now has time to reflect on this.
“Domestic abuse victims will always be supported and taken seriously. Bedfordshire Police is committed to safeguarding and protecting victims of this abhorrent crime and any form of domestic abuse will not be tolerated. Tackling this behaviour has resulted in one less domestic abuse offender on our streets. ”
Marin will be deported to Romania after his custodial sentence where he will serve two years and eight months in prison for an aggravated theft offence.
If you have been subjected to domestic abuse or are worried for a friend or family member you can call our specialist Domestic Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit on 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.