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William James Murdoch, 43, Glasgow, is the first person to be convicted of a pattern of abusive behaviours since the new #DomesticAbuse (Scotland) Act was introduced on 1st April 2019.
DSU @gordonmccreadie said: "The introduction of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act marks a new era in how Scotland tackles domestic abuse.
"Those coercive and controlling behaviours, that for so long were the hidden aspects of abuse, are now being brought into the open. With the new law, we can now investigate and report, the full circumstances of an abusive relationship to Crown, as happened in this case.
"This conviction is a positive start and a clear signal that domestic abuse, in any form will not be tolerated. There is only one person responsible for domestic abuse and that is the perpetrator who should be held to account for their abusive behaviour.
"No one deserves to live in fear and if you are experiencing domestic abuse please seek support from the police or one of our partners. A number of other cases are progressing through the system and we will continue to monitor the new offence to ensure an effective response."
#Every9Minutes Police Scotland respond to a call of #DomesticAbuse. Our message is clear, there is no room for domestic abuse in Scotland.
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