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Cambridge attacker ‘clearly a danger to others’ jailed for 20 months

McGavigan pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm.

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A man who subjected his partner to a brutal attack, leaving her with swollen cheeks, has been jailed.  Dannie McGavigan, 43, repeatedly punched his partner in the face and dragged her through the house after she confronted him about messages from another woman in April.

The victim’s daughter called police, but McGavigan fled the address in Cambridge before officers arrived.

McGavigan, of no fixed abode, was later arrested and pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm.

He was sentenced to one year and eight months in prison at Huntingdon Law Courts last week (22 December) for this offence and a separate one of stalking and harassment in another county.

Dannie McGavigan, 43, repeatedly punched his partner in the face and dragged her through the house

Dannie McGavigan, 43, repeatedly punched his partner in the face and dragged her through the house

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Detective Constable Callum Fullwood, who investigated, said: “McGavigan is clearly a danger to others, and I’m pleased he has been brought to justice for this cowardly and violent attack.

“I hope the conclusion of the court process will help bring the victim some closure.”

Anyone who is a victim of domestic abuse is urged to contact police or call the national domestic violence helpline on 0808 2000 247.

To report concerns or for more advice and support on domestic abuse, including coercive control, visit Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s dedicated webpages.

 

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