[A] Carlisle man has been jailed for seven years for threatening to kill his ex-partner.
Keith Gillan, aged 37, of Fairfield Gardens, Carlisle, was sentenced on Friday 20th October at Carlisle Crown Court.
He was found guilty by a jury for threats to kill and possession of a bladed article.
Gillan’s sentencing relates to an incident on 18th March earlier this year. In the early hours he stormed into his ex-partner’s house and threatened to kill her. Following the threats Gillan made off only to be located in a nearby garden by a police dog.
Detective Constable Jess Myers, North Cumbria CID, said: “I am pleased that Gillan has been jailed for his actions. He is a dangerous bully who attempted to intimidate his victim by threatening to kill her.
“I would like to thank the victim for her courage In helping us bring Gillan to justice.
“This case was an excellent example of the work we conduct around domestic violence and our response to offences happening. Due to the speed in responding to the emergency call a police dog was able to find Gillan in a nearby garden.
“Domestic violence will not be tolerated in Cumbria – no one should have to live in fear in their own homes. I would encourage anyone who has any concerns to get in touch; all reports will be dealt with sensitively and professionally.”
For more information on the support a victim of domestic abuse can receive please visit www.cumbria.police.uk/Advice-Centre/Personal-Safety/Domestic-Abuse.aspx.