Husband attacks Burnley wife with a ladle
10:00pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
A father-of-two who attacked his estranged wife at her home left her with a bust lip, a court was told.
Burnley magistrates heard how Mohammed Iqbal Hussain, 32, and victim Nazmin Shilpi Begum had rowed over money for the family after he turned up to take the children out.
He had grabbed her by the arm, shook her, she threw a ladle at him and, in retaliation, he hurled it back, hitting her in the face.
Hussain, who has been cautioned for common assault on the victim, owned up when questioned. Mrs Begum was left distressed by the incident, and injured.
The defendant, of Heap Street, Burnley, admitted assault by beating, on August 6. He was fined £100, with £85 costs, a £20 victim surcharge and must pay £75 compensation.
Charlotte Crane, prosecuting, said the parties had split up around September 2011 but had two children together and were in contact almost daily.
The defendant attended the victim's home, they argued over money and Hussain assaulted his wife while the two youngsters were upstairs. The prosecutor added “rather choice language” had been used by both parties. Police were informed by a community worker.
Laura Heywood, for Hussain, said the complainant did not provide a statement to the police, but nevertheless he had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity. She added: “He didn't intend to cause her any injury, but unfortunately, it [the ladle] connected with her mouth.”