Lucas Hernandez sees prison term suspended by Madrid court following restraining order breach

The sentence will be suspended for four years as long the France international does not commit a new offence during that period

Emma Pinedo
Wednesday 27 October 2021 09:43
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A Madrid court has suspended Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez’s six month-prison term for disobeying a restraining order following a 2017 conviction of domestic violence, a court statement said on Wednesday.

The sentence will be suspended for four years as long the France international does not commit a new offence during that period, and includes a €96,000 fine, the court said.

Hernandez was sentenced to 31 days community service for assaulting his then girlfriend in February 2017, when he was an Atletico Madrid player, and was given a restraining order preventing him from being within 500 metres of her.

She was also sentenced to 31 days community service.

They later married and Hernandez, 25, was arrested for violating the restraining order when flying back to Spain from their honeymoon in June of that year.

Reuters

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