Police Scotland have reinforced their anti-domestic abuse message following the jailing for 12 years of a Tayside man today (Monday).
Andrew Reilly was given a 12 year custodial sentence at the High Court in Glasgow after being convicted of a number of domestic abuse crimes.
T/Detective Inspector Muriel Fuller said: “This was a protracted police investigation carried out by the Domestic Abuse Task Force. Reilly’s behaviour towards the women involved in this enquiry was extremely violent. They lived in fear of him.
“I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to these victims who came forward and assisted the police. I hope that Reilly’s conviction will help in bringing closure for them so that they can now move on with their lives.
“This case again underlines that domestic abuse is not acceptable and that Police Scotland will robustly investigate all domestic abuse related crimes ensuring that we keep people safe. We would encourage anyone who is a victim of domestic abuse to come forward. There is help and support available.”
Police Scotland, working with partners including Scottish Women’s Aid, is committed to tackling and preventing domestic abuse wherever it occurs, raising awareness of domestic abuse through campaigns and most recently, with the roll out of the Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse (Scotland).