Man admits wife attack

A GREAT Cornard man who admitted assaulting his pregnant wife has been given a suspended prison sentence.

David Garner, of De Greys Close, pleaded guilty to assaulting Gemma Baston in April at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

He was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison, suspended for two years, ordered to pay £85 costs and attend a domestic abuse programme for 27 days.

A spokeswoman for the court said: “Magistrates stated that only a custodial sentence was appropriate as this was a nasty assault on his wife who was pregnant at the time.”