Fenland magistrates jail husband who beat his wife claimed he could do what he liked with her

PUBLISHED: 10:54 05 May 2010 | UPDATED: 09:38 02 June 2010

A MAN who subjected his wife to a sustained attack – including about 10 punches, 20 slaps and 10 kicks -- has been jailed for 24 weeks and given a two year restraining order. Vidas Veiksra thought his wife had been unfaithful, and carried out the attack a

A MAN who subjected his wife to a sustained attack - including about 10 punches, 20 slaps and 10 kicks -- has been jailed for 24 weeks and given a two year restraining order.

Vidas Veiksra thought his wife had been unfaithful, and carried out the attack at their Chatteris home in front of their four year-old child, Fenland magistrates were told.

The assault on August 21 happened when Veiksra's wife returned home late, said prosecutor Andrea Fawcett.

"She took a photo of the black eyes she received, she also suffered bruising to her ear, bruises all over her body," said Mrs Fawcett. "She did not report the matter to the police, but left with her son the next day."

On November 22 Veiksra met his wife at a bus stop, and tried to kiss and hug her. She was frightened, and kicked his leg. He told police he was her husband, and could do what he liked. In a victim statement, Veiksra's wife said she was frightened of him.

Veiksra, 25, of Huntingdon Road, Chatteris, had admitted charges of assault and threatening behaviour.

Solicitor John Clarke told the court: "He obviously doesn't like her. In August of last year he thought she was having an affair. She did not complain about the August offence until November.

"The probation service has said he shows no remorse. He has shown antagonism to his wife.

"He told me that if he had kicked her 10 times and slapped her 20 times, she would have been dead.


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