Furious Scunthorpe man with history of violence jailed after assaulting his wife
A furious Scunthorpe husband with a history of violence pushed his wife – causing her to fall to the ground – after a confrontation, a court heard.
Mark Graves, 41, of Ripon Close, admitted assaulting Julie Graves on July 29.
Stephen Welch, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that Graves was arguing with his wife and shouting at her in Ferry Road, Scunthorpe.
He ran up behind her, crashed into her and knocked her over, causing her to hit shop shutters and land on the ground with a loud bump, he said.
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The prosecutor said Welch’s eyes were glazed, he was unsteady on his feet and when he was arrested, he told his wife: “This is all your fault. See what’s going to happen to me. I hope you’re happy.”
Graves had a previous conviction for assaulting his wife, causing actual bodily harm, during an incident in which he was abusive to her and slapped and punched her.
Graves also admitted breaching a five-year restraining order, imposed to protect her, at Grimsby Crown Court on October 7, 2010 and breaching a nine-month suspended prison sentence imposed at York Crown Court on June 21 for assault, causing actual bodily harm, on April 5.
During that incident, he punched someone in the chest, causing him to fall to the ground, and kicked and punched him in the head while he was on the ground.
Andrew Bailey, mitigating, said Mrs Graves suffered only minor injuries after being pushed by her husband and did not support a prosecution.
Graves said he wanted to put the incident behind him and continue with his marriage.
Graves was jailed for 15 months.