Husband installs cameras to record his abuse
September 12, 2017 2 comments
A 45 year-old husband resorted to installing cameras in his house to provide evidence of the abuse he suffered at the hands of his wife.
The man secretly set up the cameras throughout his £200,000 home in Greater Manchester as he was convinced he would not be believed otherwise.
The couple have been together for 16 years but the abuse did not begin until a family holiday with his wife’s parents in 2005. During this trip, she pushed and shoved him before slapping him in the face, he told a court in Manchester last week. After that, the physical abuse became a regular occurrence.
Despite the attacks, the man still married her in 2008. However on the wedding night he was reportedly “assaulted and kicked and punched to the head and body”. She placed a duvet over her new husband’s head in order to carry on the abuse before eventually making him sleep on the sofa.
The husband described his wife as “a fantastic and brilliant teacher” who is “so hard working” but said she had a serious problem with alcohol. In fact, she had been “admitted to hospital twice in the past year [as a result of her drinking] and could have died”.
His wife’s defence insisted that “all of these problems come from a long-term drinking problem which has led to significant mental health issues”. The teacher admitted to three counts of common assault and was sentenced to 120 hours of unpaid work under a 12 month community order. She was also given a 12 month restraining order which forbids her from contacting her husband.
Speaking after the verdict, the husband said that he did not agree with the latter sentence because it “will make access between her and our child difficult”. He believed the couple “can’t be amicable because of the restraining order” but thought they could be if that was not in place.
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September 12, 2017
Categories: Family Life