Loving And Eloquent Wife Saves Husband From Prison

PUBLISHED: 15:49 29 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:13 04 May 2010

A LOVING wife saved her husband from jail this week, by telling magistrates that his behaviour had improved since he stopped drinking and went on a domestic abuse programme. But Ely magistrates have warned Robin Deo that he will be sent to prison if he mi

A LOVING wife saved her husband from jail this week, by telling magistrates that his behaviour had improved since he stopped drinking and went on a domestic abuse programme.

But Ely magistrates have warned Robin Deo that he will be sent to prison if he misses any more appointments on the abuse programme.

Deo had admitted breaching the four-month suspended sentence he was given back in 2008 for two assaults on his wife Gita - and could have been sent immediately to prison.

But Gita Deo told Ely Magaistrate's Court: "I used to be to very afraid of him because of his drinking and anger, but now I am not afraid.

"I feel I can be myself and say anything. I feel we have achieved quite a lot, and we are getting happier and happier."

Deo, 40, of Beresford Road, Ely, had not drunk alcohol for more than a year, he told the court.

He breached his suspended jail sentence by missing appointments on December 10 and January 14. He failed to attend because he was caring for his father, and looking for work.

Ordering Deo to attend 10 sessions on an education, training and employment course, presiding magistrate Sue Griffin told him: "Your wife has spoken so clearly and eloquently; if your drinking has ended, that gives us hope for the future.


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