FALKLANDS HERO BEAT UP PAL HE FOUND HAVING SEX WITH WIFE Then sent naked pics to man’s missus – but is spared jail
GUILTY: David Henderson A FALKLANDS veteran who battered his friend after catching him having sex with his wife has been spared jail – because of his “calm” character.
David Henderson flew into a rage when he found estranged wife Louise, 44, romping with his pal Martin Conboy, 49.
He attacked Mr Conboy for five minutes, punching him repeatedly in the face and head which needed 23 stitches.
Henderson, 52, then took photographs of the naked pair and texted them to Mr Conboy’s wife Sharon after the attack on July 16.
Henderson, of Coventry, admitted grievous bodily harm and maliciously sending the pics when he appeared at Warwick Crown Court.
He was handed a 10-month sentence, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work.
Judge Mark Wall QC told Henderson: “Rarely have I seen such a strong array of testimonials – they all describe you as professional and calm and measured.
“It is clear you are highly regarded, and it is a tragedy that things went so very badly wrong.
“I accept there was an emotional background to what happened.
“You believed she was having a sexual relationship with another man, and you decided to check that she was all right – and to check whether your suspicions were true.
“You let yourself in and found her engaged in sexual acts with a person you had considered to be a friend.
“You lost your temper and punched that man several EX: Louise times, and he had very nasty facial injuries.
“I accept there was no premeditation. It was an upsetting situation to which you reacted.”
Henderson joined the Army as an 18-year-old and served in Northern Ireland as well as the Falklands War in 1982.