Wife’s head cut open at Batley home

A WOMAN was left bleeding from a head wound when her husband attacked  her at their Batley home.

Blood ran into the carpet when Lyndsay Brook hit her head on a door on March 6.

Richard Brook, 46, of Bennett Lane, Batley, admitted assault at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.

Jill Seddon, prosecuting, said Mrs Brook went to bed after an argument in the early hours.

“The defendant went upstairs, pulled the quilt cover from her and told her to sleep in the spare room.

“He continued to swear at her, calling her offensive names. At some point she stood up and he forcibly pushed her backwards.

“She fell into the door and struck her head, causing a three-inch cut to the back of her head.”

The court heard there had been tension between the couple over money.

Paul Blanchard, for Brook, said: “He accepts it’s behaviour that’s unacceptable in a relationship.”

District Judge David Purcell gave Brook a community order with 30 days of activities and 200 hours of unpaid work. He must also pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

Share this post