Punched wife in face
A MAN who punched and tried to gouge his wife’s eyes in a “horrific and sustained attack” has been spared jail.
Mark Adrian Harnett wiped away tears as he was handed a 12-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months.
The 44-year-old had denied the attack in Barmouth, but was found guilty by magistrates last week. THIS new railway station in Caernarfon is on schedule to open in late summer 2018.
Welsh Highland Railway has operated from temporary facilities in Caernarfon since the line was extended to the town in 1997.
Work on the terminus began in February as part of a £16m regeneration of the waterfront.
The railway’s general manager Paul
He must attend 35 sessions organised by the Probabtion Service to address his “thinking behaviour” and pay £735 costs.
Caernarfon magistrates bench chairman Sian Jones Evans said: “You have been found guilty of an assault on your wife and we have looked very carefully at our guidelines.
“It was a horrific and sustained attack, over several minutes, which involved punching and eye gouging.
“It was a very nasty attack, wit- Lewin said: “With these projects, there is a long period when all the groundworks are being done.
“That is when people don’t see much taking place on the site.
“Also, we had a three-month delay due to the discovery of a gas main.
“But, over the last three weeks, the steel frame has gone up and now people can see the size and shape of the building being built.”
He added: “It is very exciting to see it take shape. The steel frame was built off site and brought in. which is why people have seen this change quickly.
“At the moment we are on track to be completed by the end of the summer.”
He added: “We have now decided the cafe will be named De Winton’s after the engineers in Caernarfon, and the fit out will reflect that heritage.” nessed by others. We are satisfied it was sitting,” said Ms Williams. crosses the custody threshold.” “She became aware of the defend
The court was told the incident hapant shouting and swearing and acting pened the day after Harnett and his aggressively inside and outside the family arrived in Barmouth on holivehicle.” day. Ms Edge, who gave evidence at the
Diane Williams, prosecuting, said trial, was said to have watched as HarHarnett, of Grange Lane, Sutton Coldnett poked his finger at his wife and field, parked outside a Co-op store in then punched her twice in the face the town at about 4.30pm on August before putting fingers in her eyes. 16. After several minutes Harnett drove
“He was parked alongside anotheroff. vehicle in which witness Kelly Edge Police were alerted and he was arrested later.
Ms Williams said Harnett, who has previous convictions but none for violence, told police he had pulled her arm but had denied punching the woman.
Bethan Williams, defending, said, despite denying the offence, he had shown genuine remorse.
Noting the couple were since reconciled, Ms Williams asked the court to accept the offence as an isolated incident.