Husband Assualts Man He Thought Knew About His Wife's Affair

PUBLISHED: 12:15 01 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:54 04 May 2010

UPSET at discovering that his wife had an affair, Trevor Saberton assaulted a man he believed knew about the relationship. Saberton turned up at Witchford Sports and Social Club as Philip Argent prepared to run an entertainment night at the venue. He push

UPSET at discovering that his wife had an affair, Trevor Saberton assaulted a man he believed knew about the relationship.

Saberton turned up at Witchford Sports and Social Club as Philip Argent prepared to run an entertainment night at the venue.

He pushed Mr Argent with both hands, shoving him off his feet, and landing him on the floor.

John Simpson went to Mr Argent's rescue, rugby tackling Saberton, and there was a struggle.

"Mr Simpson detained Saberton, he took the keys from his vehicle with the help from his son Bruce Simpson," said prosecutor Marti Blair.

"Saberton tried to get out of his car, and John Simpson prevented him from leaving. Saberton threw a number of punches, and one connected, hitting Mr Simpson in the face."

When police arrived, Saberton was unco-operative, and had to be taken to the floor.

Saberton, 34, of the Row, Sutton, had denied two charges of assault, but was found guilty. He had admitted resisting a police officer.

In the witness box, Saberton said his wife had an affair with a man who worked with Mr Argent. "Phil knew my wife was married and should have said not to go with her," he said.

"I pushed him because he was in my face, he fell over a box."

Saberton claimed he was assaulted by Mr Simpson, causing his dentures to fall out.

Giving Saberton a two year conditional discharge, presiding magistrate Dr Christine Shaw said: "We accept you were upset about your wife and thought Philip Argent was somehow involved."

"We accept there was as degree of provocation, you were held against your will in the car, and we accept your medical condition of depression."

Saberton was ordered to pay £198.95 compensation to Mr Simpson and £100 to Mr Argent. He must also pay £100 costs.


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