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Tyrone man accused of 'brutalising and terrifying' his girlfriend is barred from entering her street

By Alan Erwin

Published 06/01/2016

The accused was also subject to a curfew, electronic monitoring and an alcohol prohibition order.
The accused was also subject to a curfew, electronic monitoring and an alcohol prohibition order.

A man accused of attacking his partner twice over the holiday period must not enter her street, a High Court judge ordered today.

Imposing the restriction on Dawid Biakecki's movements as part of bail conditions, Mr Justice Treacy was also scathing towards those responsible for domestic abuse in general.

He said: "This is a common case were men (allegedly) brutalise their partners and terrify them."

Biakecki, 34, of Castletown Square in Fintona, Co Tyrone, is charged with two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and a further allegation of criminal damage.

Police were called to his partner's home at a nearby location in the village on New Year's Eve.

She claimed he was "wrecking her head", and that he had pulled her by the hair and punched her in the face.

Biakecki, a Polish national, had allegedly threw her mobile phone in the fire following an earlier row, the court heard.

Conor Maguire, prosecuting, said the woman told police he had also punched her in the mouth during a Boxing Day attack.

Officers noticed marks to her lip, the barrister added.

With the couple both said to have been drinking, Biakecki denied the allegations.

Mr Justice Treacy was told the woman has since indicated she will not make a formal statement of complaint.

Defence counsel argued that the lack of evidence seriously weakened the case against his client.

Granting bail, the judge banned Biakecki from entering Ashfield Gardens in Fintona or trying to contact his partner.

He also subjected him to a curfew, electronic monitoring and alcohol prohibition.

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