Drunken husband admits assault on wife

PUBLISHED: 16:19 31 May 2007 | UPDATED: 12:32 04 May 2010

A COUPLE attending a motor vehicle cruising event in Sutton got into an argument that resulted in blows being exchanged. Stewart Ginns threw car keys on the grass, and when he accused Sadie Ginns of being a pain, she slapped his face. Ginns then hit his

A COUPLE attending a motor vehicle cruising event in Sutton got into an argument that resulted in blows being exchanged.

Stewart Ginns threw car keys on the grass, and when he accused Sadie Ginns of being "a pain," she slapped his face.

Ginns then hit his wife, throwing her against the car, causing her to hit her head. When he hit her on the cheek she landed on her back, and she kicked her husband on the chest to prevent further injuries.

"Other people pulled him away," prosecutor Angela Sassoli told Ely magistrates on Thursday.

"She jumped into a car, and he smashed the front driver's window with his fist and tried to get to her.

"He picked up a spare wheel and tried to throw it at the front window, but no damage was caused."

A police officer saw that Mrs Ginns suffered a laceration on her scalp, and swelling and bruising to her cheek and left hand.

When arrested, Ginns, 27, of Hill View, Wistow Toll, told police he had drunk 10 cans of beer, and could not remember what had happened. He suffered cuts to his hands, and admitted his behaviour had been "over the top."

Mrs Ginns had telephoned the court to say she would take her husband back if he attended alcohol and marriage counselling.

Ginns, who admitted assaulting his wife on May 20, said: "I could not remember anything, because of the alcohol I had consumed."

His boss had suggested counselling and was investigating the matter, he added.

Sentencing was adjourned until June 14, and Ginns was given conditional bail.

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