Man threw mug at wife after row over his affair


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A HUSBAND threw a mug at his wife after a row over his affair, a court was told.

Appearing at North Somerset Courthouse, Alan Murch admitted one charge of assault by beating after the pair argued during a night of heavy drinking on September 6.

His actions caused his wife Jackie to suffer a cut to the back of her head.

Kieran Hughes, defending, said Mrs Murch knocked her tooth out reacting to the thrown mug.

He added: “My client is pleading guilty to recklessly throwing a mug which caused a small cut but she moved her head banging her mouth (on the table), losing the crown.”

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Mr Hughes said Murch was ‘immediately contrite’ after the incident and helped his wife with her injuries.

The 48-year-old told police upon his arrest that he snapped because ‘she had been going for ages’.

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Diane Ward, chair of the bench, said the court had to consider that a ‘weapon’ was used.

Murch, of Dunster Crescent, Weston, was handed a 12-month community order and told to carry out 80 hours of unpaid community work. He must pay £85 costs and £60 victim surcharge.

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