Sentence Adjourned For Stud Worker Who Assaulted Wife in Bed
STUD worker James Robertson followed his wife to the police station on the morning after he assaulted her, so she was too scared to go inside. But she later summoned up the courage to dial 999, and told officers about the attack that happened during a row
STUD worker James Robertson followed his wife to the police station on the morning after he assaulted her, so she was too scared to go inside.
But she later summoned up the courage to dial 999, and told officers about the attack that happened during a row over a proposed trip to Scotland.
Robertson, 35, had thrown a glass of juice over Vicky Robertson while she was in bed, and then grabbed her chin, Ely magistrates heard on Thursday.
Robertson had also taken his wife's mobile phone from her, trying to discover who was sending her messages.
Prosecuting, Yetunde Fawehinmi told how Robertson had returned from the pub, his speech slurred. He told his wife: "If you go to Scotland, don't come back," and when she got into one of their children's beds, he tipped the drink over her.
At his insistence Mrs Robertson returned to her own bed, and when she tried to sleep, he grabbed her chin, pulled her face towards him, and then pushed her face away, said Mrs Fawehinmi.
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"She was scared, and thought he was going to kick her out in her night clothes," she added.
Robertson, of Newmarket Road, Ashley, admitted assaulting his now estranged wife between October 22 and 24.
Solicitor Nicholas Barnes said: "They were both in drink, the relationship had been weak for some time, and there had been talk of separation.
"She has now moved to Scotland and set up a new home. The relationship was a mess, and has now come to an end."
Sentencing was adjourned until November 27, and Robertson was given conditional bail.