Punched wife in face

Caernarfon Herald - - YOUR COMMUNITY -

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.

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