Man threatened to ‘slit wife like a fish’

A MAN currently living in Awsworth grabbed a knife following a row and threatened to slit his wife ‘like a fish’, a court heard.

Magistrates at Chesterfield were told that a row blew up in the family home of Justin and Alison Hodges in Duffield on January 28 after he had been drinking heavily.

Hodges, currently staying at an address in Main Street, Awsworth, admitted charges of assault and threats to kill.

Sentencing was adjourned until Wednesday March 7 for Probation Service reports. Hodges was granted bail on condition he did not go to the marital home in Meadow Vale.

“He recognises he has a serious drink problem,” said Phil Bloore, mitigating for Hodges.

“She has withdrawn the complaint and doesn’t want to be involved in any proceedings.”