A LOUT pelted his wife with boiled sweets in front of police called to trouble at their Nelson home, a court heard.

Kashaf Mahmood, 32, hit Summya Mahmood on the forehead with a hard toffee and was told to be quiet by an officer after he started shouting at her in Punjabi.

He then took a whole packet of sweets out of his pocket and hurled them at the victim, Burnley magistrates were told.

The court had heard how Mahmood, who struck when his children were present, was verbally aggressive towards police and his wife after he was arrested.

He became violent, struggled, was taken to the floor, was abusive and after he was detained threatened: “When I get out, I'll come straight back and finish her off and then I'll go back to Pakistan.”

Self-employed Mahmood is reconciled with his wife who did not make a statement to the police and did not want a restraining order made.

But a judge slammed his behaviour as “disgraceful” and warned him to treat her with more respect.

Deputy District Judge Meeks told Mahmood: “You behaved in an appalling manner.”

Mahmood, of Bankhouse Road, Nelson, admitted assault by beating at Nelson, on July 24.

He was given a six-month community order with six months' supervision, was fined £50 and must pay a £60 surcharge.