Depressed man assaulted wife

PUBLISHED: 10:31 14 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:01 03 May 2010

A DEPRESSED man, wh assaulted his wife twice within three days when he believed she was having an affair, was sentenced by Ely magistrates this week. On ne ccasin, Daniel Pedersen pushed his wife Kathryn n t a bed at their Bttisham hme and pinned

A DEPRESSED man, wh assaulted his wife twice within three days when he believed she was having an affair, was sentenced by Ely magistrates this week.

On ne ccasin, Daniel Pedersen pushed his wife Kathryn n t a bed at their Bttisham hme and pinned her dwn, and tw days later he leaned ver her, raising his hand, shuting and swearing.

Mrs Pedersen tld plice that she and her family had been deeply affected by the incidents, and she was seeking a divrce.

She claimed that Pedersen was manipulative, and she had suffered years f verbal abuse frm him.

Mitigating, Claire Bennett said the curt case had been "a wake-up" call fr Pedersen, wh has recently sught help fr his depressin.

"He was reluctant t take medicatin because it wuld have cmprmised his emplyment," she explained.

Pedersen, 41, f Alex Wd Rad, Cambridge, was given a 12-mnth cmmunity rder, during which he will be supervised by the prbatin service, and rdered t pay £60 csts.

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