Man who attacked wife awaits his fate

A MAN who attacked his wife of 14 years has won his freedom until a judge decides what to do with him.

Tahir Butt (36), of Ashton Drive, Nelson, had earlier admitted assault causing actual bodily harm, but had denied strangling his wife as the victim had claimed.

Judge Beverley Lunt heard a trial over the facts, ruled the victim had given a truthful account of what happened and she would be sentencing the defendant on that basis.

Butt has been in custody for four months. He was bailed until April 21st for a pre-sentence report.

The court had earlier heard defence claims the victim had exaggerated what had happened because her husband had been seeing other women.

The judge said Butt completely lost control when he was not even the wronged party. Judge Lunt continued: “He was in the wrong. He had betrayed her and yet he turned on her. I find that a worrying feature.”