Husband told to see error of ways

PUBLISHED: 14:23 28 June 2007 | UPDATED: 12:35 04 May 2010

A MAN who assaulted his wife during a motor vehicle cruising event in Sutton has been ordered to get help from Drinksense and undertake a domestic abuse programme. Stewart Ginns was given also a 24-month supervision order by Ely magistrates on Thursday, a

A MAN who assaulted his wife during a motor vehicle cruising event in Sutton has been ordered to get help from Drinksense and undertake a domestic abuse programme.

Stewart Ginns was given also a 24-month supervision order by Ely magistrates on Thursday, and must pay £60 costs.

At an earlier court hearing, magistrates heard Ginns and his wife Sadie got into an argument resulting in blows being exchanged. Mrs Ginns slapped his face, and he retaliated by punching her. Mrs Ginns got into a car, and Ginns was restrained after he smashed the front driver's window with his fist to try to get to her. 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 admitted assaulting his wife in Sutton on May 20.

Mrs Ginns wrote a letter to the court, saying she wanted him to return to her and their children.

"Your wife is very forgiving," said presiding magistrate Hamish Ross. "I hope you recognise that, and I hope for the sake of your children that you see the error of your ways and go forward to make some positive steps.

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