York: 63-year-old man found not guilty of assaulting wife

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A 63-year-old man appeared before magistrates in York today accused of assaulting his wife in their home.

The attack was alleged to have taken place on 1st February 2018 when the couple had been drinking. The court heard that Lesley Jackson had fallen and suffered a head injury after what was described as a tussle with her husband, Graham.

Finding him not guilty of common assault, magistrate Neil Hobbs said it was a matter of great sadness to see the couple end up in front of the criminal court after 44 years of marriage.

Reporter:   Elisha Holt

Camera:   Lucy Bond

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