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Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Act (Northern Ireland) 2021

Part 1, Chapter 2 – Aggravation as to Domestic Abuse

10.The Act also provides for a statutory aggravation that an offence, other than the domestic abuse offence, is aggravated by constituting abuse of a partner/connected person where the person convicted of the offence either intended to cause, or else was reckless as to whether their actions would cause, physical or psychological harm to that person.

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