Domestic Grave & Criminal Assault Sentencing

49 year old Luis Abreu Dos Santos has been sentenced today [27 July 2022], to six and a half years in prison and given a restraining order, following a conviction for grave and criminal assault on his ex-partner.

Dos Santos was arrested on 17 October after police were alerted, by the ambulance service, to a stabbing at a residential property in St Helier.

Dos Santos had attacked his ex-partner with a cleaver causing her serious injury. Firearms officers attended and located Dos Santos with blood all over his hands, before he was taken into police custody. The victim had sustained significant injuries to her head, arms and necks that required surgery. She has been supported by an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) throughout this investigation.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable James Fowler said: “Dos Santos’ actions put his victim in grave danger. We would like to thank his victim for the courage, strength and bravery that she has shown throughout the whole process.”

SoJP has a dedicated department for investigating domestic abuse with a number of specialist resources it can call upon to investigate the crime and offer victims support. We are committed to ensuring that no stone is left unturned and offenders are put before the courts to pay for the crimes they commit.”

There are several local agencies that offer advice and support:

The SARC at Dewberry House provides expert independent and confidential support to victims of sexual abuse. The Centre comprises of a team of experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience in advising, supporting and treating anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They can be reached on 01534 888222.

Jersey Domestic Abuse Support (JDAS) is an independent service developed to protect and support victims of domestic abuse, who are at risk of significant harm. Tel: 01534 880505.

Jersey Women’s Refuge offer help and support for victims of domestic abuse. Tel: 0800 7356836

Victims First Jersey is a free and independent service offering confidential support to victims and witnesses of crime. Call 0800 7351612.


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