Worksop: Man jailed for assaulting his estranged wife

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A man who has a history of domestic abuse has been jailed after being found guilty of assaulting his estranged wife.

Anthony Peet, 41, was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison after being found guilty of assaulting his wife in Worksop on 15th September, last year.

Worksop Magistrates Court heard that the couple got into a verbal altercation after they had been out drinking.

Prosecutor Ruth Snodin said that in order to get Peet to stop shouting his wife raised her hand to him.

He then bit her finger, drawing blood, the court was told.

Mrs Snodin said the woman ran out of the house and told her friend.

She added that the friend went inside the house and the two men head butted each other.

Mrs Snodin said that Peet has previous convictions for assaulting his estranged wife and his first wife.

In mitigation the court heard that Peet had an ‘appalling’ record, but had been getting help as part of a community order .

Part of the order involved him taking part in a domestic abuse programme, magistrates were told.

Peet’s solicitor urged the court to suspend any prison sentence, and include an element of supervision so that hat he could continue with the positive steps he had taken on his previous community order

Magistrates were told the couple had now separated.

Peet, of Wisewood Lane, Sheffield, was jailed for 12 weeks and given a two year restraining order.