Angry Husband Threatened Wife Over The Phone

PUBLISHED: 10:28 24 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:38 04 May 2010

ANGRY to discover that his wife had got a court order slapped on him, Kevin Martin threatened her over the phone. Martin rang his wife just minutes after being served with a non-molestation order and told her: You are a dead woman Carol, I am going to ma

ANGRY to discover that his wife had got a court order slapped on him, Kevin Martin threatened her over the phone.

Martin rang his wife just minutes after being served with a non-molestation order and told her: "You are a dead woman Carol, I am going to make the necessary calls if you pull a stunt like that."

Appearing before Ely magistrates on Thursday, 43-year-old Martin, of Hornchurch, Essex, admitted that he threatened violence to Carol Martin in Ely on October 20, so breaching the order imposed on him by Cambridge County Court.

Mitigating, John Aspinall said: "He is very sorry for what he said to his wife on that day, it was totally unacceptable and totally out of character."

He said the couple had been together for 18 years, and married for three years.

"He is going through a particularly difficult divorce," added Mr Aspinall. Martin's wife had obtained the non-molestation order, which forbade him from intimidating or pestering her, following an argument.

"He was not served with the order until the day he rang his wife," said Mr Aspinall. "He was annoyed that he had not been told about it. He picked up the phone and made a threat, which he very much regrets. After reading the order he rang her back to apologise."

The self employed brick layer was fined £400 and ordered to pay £60 costs and a £15 surcharge.

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