Court warning for Eastwood man who assaulted his wife

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A 53-year-old Eastwood man who assaulted his wife has been warned by a court that he must never behave in the same way again.

Andrew Bowler, of Pine Tree Walk, was found guilty after a trial of the attack on wife Claire Bowler, which happened on Thursday, July 2.

Nottingham Magistrates’ Court heard that “it was a single blow and, fortunately, the injuries were very minor”.

However, District Judge Leo Pyle said: “This had not happened before and should never happen again.”

Judge Pyle sentenced Bowler to a community order of 12 months, which must include 60 hours of unpaid work in the community.

The court heard that Mr and Mrs Bowler were now “effectively reconciled” and living together again. After the offence, Bowler had gone to live in Somercotes, Derbyshire temporarily.

He also faced a charge of damaging ornaments, belonging to his wife, during their altercation. But this was dismissed.

A pre-sentence report was compiled and presented to the court by the probation service on Bowler, who was said to be a man of previous good character.

He was not legally represented at the sentencing hearing, and chose not to make any comment to the district judge.

He was ordered to pay compensation to his wife of £100, and also court costs and charges totalling £920.