ad

Alcoholic assaulted wife and sent abusive voicemails

Published date: 19 June 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
Read more articles by Staff reporter Email reporter


 

AN ALCOHOLIC has been jailed after he poured a bottle of cider over his wife’s head, pulled her hair and spat at her before bombarding her with abusive voicemails.

Jonathan Marrs, who has a history of abusive behaviour towards his wife Geraldine, had been drinking at home when he launched his latest attack on June 16.

Mrs Marrs had returned to the family home in Mill Lane, Great Barrow, near Chester, to find her husband drunk and slurring his words.

Amanda Cullen, prosecuting before West Cheshire Magistrates in Chester, said: “Mr and Mrs Marrs have been married for 26 years and Mrs Marrs says her husband has a drink problem.

“On June 16, Mr Marrs was drinking cider and began calling his wife names and abusing her. She was sitting in the living room when he poured a bottle of cider over her head, drenching her.”

Mrs Marrs went to bed but Marrs followed and spat at her, pulled her hair, threw a waste paper bin over her head and poured a glass of water over her at the same time as shouting abuse, the court heard.

Mrs Marrs eventually left and went to her parents while the police were called. In the meantime Marrs left 60 abusive voicemails for his wife.

Marrs was charged with assault.

In a statement to the court, Mrs Marrs said she no longer wanted her husband at the family home for fear of what might happen next.

Adrian Evans, defending, said: “Mr Marrs’ recollection of events is very hazy, but he is very remorseful for his actions.

“He is deeply ashamed and accepts he does have an alcohol problem which has led to these circumstances. He knows he has a problem and wants to tackle it.”

Magistrates sentenced Marrs to 12 weeks in prison.

Comments are closed for this story.

Comments are closed for this story.

 

Featured Businesses

  • Mr A Reade
    All aspects of plumbing work undertaken. Bathroom and Shower Installations, kitchens.
    More »
  • M G Plumbing
    City and Guilds qualified. All aspects undertaken. No job too big or small. Prompt reply.
    View website »
  • Mr Chris Sadler
    carpets why pay shop prices we bring samples to you
    More »
  • Autotech
    Same day body repairs to your home or work. Bumper scuffs/ scratches. Interior leather and fabrics also repaired or replaced
    View website »
View all adverts