At­tacked wife in bus sta­tion

Ayrshire Post - - News -

An abu­sive hus­band grabbed his wife of 19 years by the throat and shoved her against a wall at a bus sta­tion.

Thomas Bur­rell’s at­tack caused her to hit her head against the wall at the Stage­coach de­pot in Ayr.

The 51- year- old, of Dalmelling­ton, as­saulted He­len Bur­rell af­ter a night out drink­ing in the town.

They made their way to the bus sta­tion at 10.30pm to travel home.

De­pute fis­cal Lindzi Bayne told Ayr Sher­iff Court: “The ac­cused grabbed her by the throat and pushed her into a wall. She bashed her head. She walked away ask­ing folk around for help”.

Bur­rell was re­manded in cus­tody af­ter be­ing ar­rested af­ter the in­ci­dent on April 7.

Solic­i­tor Gre­gor Forbes said He­len was un­in­jured. He said the pair had been ar­gu­ing be­fore the as­sault.

He added: “The com­plainer wants him back.” Sher­iff Des­mond Les­lie said: “This is an un­seemly act. I hope there is no rep­e­ti­tion.”

He de­ferred sen­tenc­ing for good be­hav­iour at Ayr Sher­iff Court last week.

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