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Kidderminster man pushed wife over during argument
7:20am Tuesday 25th September 2012 in News
A KIDDERMINSTER man who pushed his wife over during a heated argument as their 25-year marriage was "disintegrating" has been ordered to pay her £500 for her injuries.
Elaine Walford fell backwards, struck her head against a door and she was knocked unconscious suffering a cut to her head that needed hospital treatment.
"It appears to me that you have lost direction in your life since you lost your job, which was long standing," Judge Robin Onions told Alan Walford.
"You did something of which I am sure you are thoroughly ashamed. There is no need to resort to violence against someone you had a great deal of affection for."
The Judge, who was told divorce proceedings were now under way, said he was satisfied Mrs Walford had made a full recovery and there were no lasting effects from her injuries.
Walford, of Hume Street, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm and he was further placed under supervision for a year by the Judge at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
Mrs Sati Ruck prosecuting said Walford had been drinking before the argument ensued and he had pushed his wife to the floor.
She left to go to the home of a relative but when she returned he was still angry and he took her mobile telephone and threw it to the floor, smashing it into pieces.
He then lunged at her, pushing her in the chest and that was when she struck her head, said Mrs Ruck. She regained consciousness to find Walford apologising for his actions and "telling her he loved her."
Miss Samantha Powis defending said Walford, a man of previous good character, had been "absolutely traumatised" by his court appearance and he was "devastated" by what he had done.