The cricket bat, the naked wife and the Chinese take-away scandal
When you catch your wife in another man's house wearing only a towel while eating a Chinese take-away there really can only be one thought.
Pub landlord Anthony Morgan, 70, attacked his half-naked wife with a child's cricket bat when he found her enjoying a Chinese takeaway with another man, a court heard today.
He came across wife Elaine - his partner for 21 years - wearing only a towel at the home of Stephen Clarke.
She claimed to have stripped off so her clothes would not get greasy from the takeaway, Newport Crown Court heard.
Morgan, who runs Potters Pub in Aberbeeg, Abertillery, South Wales, entered Mr Clarke's flat and hit the pair with the bat, breaking his wife's nose.
He was given a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for a year, and ordered to pay £500 towards the prosecution's costs.
The court heard how Morgan, who served with the armed forces in Malaya in the 1950s, immediately handed himself in to police in July.
David Webster, mitigating, said Morgan's relationship with his wife was over "and there will be no reconciliation".
"He is thoroughly ashamed of what he did that night," he said.
Sentencing, Judge Roderick Denyer QC said Morgan, who pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary, would have to report to a probation officer.
"They can just keep an eye on you because we don't want you going off the rails again," he said.
The judge heard how Morgan was highly regarded in his community and how he was a "man who helps other people when he doesn't have to help other people".
"You clearly run a good pub. Everyone says so," Judge Denyer said.
takes off her clothes so she desnt get grease on them. thats a good one. i havent heard one that bad since my ex told me the naked guy in my house was a nudist who knocked on the door and asked to use the phone. she needed to be beaten with a cricket bat just for floating such a bad lie. where is her imagination? that cant be the best one she could come up with.........could it?