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Man Appeals Against Sentence Length After 'Shocking Assault' On Wife

Thursday October 10 2013


Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court


A COMPANY boss is appealing against the length of a 26-week prison sentence imposed at Barnsley Magistrates' Court after punching and kicking his wife in a 15-minute attack.

Kevin Clark, 51, managing director of Windsor Foods, is on conditional bail until the appeal at Sheffield Crown Court on a date yet to be confirmed.

He suspected his wife Kimberley of having an affair with someone who worked at the firm, Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said at the sentencing hearing.

The attack happened after Clark, Mrs Clark and the man he suspected of carrying on with her had been on a night out at a pub in Hoyland, Mrs Ormrod said.

She said Clark's assault was so ferocious that a witness thought he was attacking another man.

Mrs Ormrod said he punched Mrs Clark several times in the face and she fell on the floor. He kicked her while she was on the ground and swore at her.

Mrs Ormrod added that he punched and kicked her several times again.

Alan Greaves, defending, said Clark's conduct would haunt him for the rest of his life.

He described Clark, of Redland Grove, Staincross, as a 'workaholic' who had risen to the top from the shop floor.

Mr Greaves said Clark, who worked 80-hour weeks, had been under constant pressure at work.

Mr Greaves said: "There was a problem with Mr Clark's marriage. He believed his wife was having an affair with someone who worked at Windsor Foods.

"Mr Clark went out for a drink after work with his wife. The other man was present. Mr Clark went to the toilet and, when he returned, his wife and the other man had gone.

"Mr Clark put two and two together and made more than four. He's totally and utterly ashamed of himself. His life caved in on the day of the assault."

Mr Greaves added that Mrs Clark and the family had forgiven him. She was 'desperate' to get him back and had come to court to support him.

He said she had tried to withdraw her complaint against him but it was too late as he was awaiting sentencing.

District Judge John Foster said: "I have recently not heard a worse domestic violence case. This was a shocking assault."

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Reply Posted by MrsMail on Thursday October 10 2013 at 10:34
I cannot believe his wife has forgiven him. He will do it again and again and again. She needs the number for Women's Aid. Scumbags like that don't change.

Reply Posted by anon on Thursday October 10 2013 at 10:37
deserves what he gets. no excuse domestic violence must be STOPPED.

Reply Posted by Anon on Thursday October 10 2013 at 10:42
Wonder how the lady involved would feel if it was her daughter in this situation. Bet she wouldn't support her decision in taking him back after such an attack. Think of the bigger picture and the message you're sending to other girls/women!

Reply Posted by maxine on Thursday October 10 2013 at 10:44
he's 'lucky' he only got 26 weeks! If this happened to my daughter (regardless of her age) the man would be begging for a longer sentence to be protected from me!! Sounds like the wife has a lot to put up with? If her husband works 80 a week what time did he have for their marriage? I hope that she see's sense n gets out before it happens again. He sounds like a ticking time bomb.

Reply Posted by annette on Thursday October 10 2013 at 12:03
Here Here

Reply Posted by jus on Thursday October 10 2013 at 11:06
He will never stop hitting women, or men. I've been there and had the Tshirt. He went on to re-marry and do it all again. Even when she was pregnant and night before they married
They should name and shame them! Even when its down on the divorce papers, the next victim to marry him, won't see the papers. They should know what he's like. Oh yes! 26 weeks is a slap on the hand.

Reply Posted by andii on Thursday October 10 2013 at 11:57
Would she be willing to forgive him if he earned minimum wage? I know too many women who put up with this kind of treatment because, as one woman put it, " I love my house, lifestyle and all the trappings of the money. If I was on my own I couldn't afford any of it"!!!!! and he's out of the house 80 hours a week=Bonus

Reply Posted by LOL on Friday October 11 2013 at 05:44
OLD ROCKY.

Reply Posted by Anon on Friday October 11 2013 at 10:42
People need to know the whole facts half of this statement isn't true

Reply Posted by bob on Friday October 11 2013 at 10:45
absolutely disgusting, THAT man is an Animal

Reply Posted by Anon on Friday October 11 2013 at 11:17
So lol thinks its funny to beat women this is upsetting for all concerned

Reply Posted by Anon on Friday October 11 2013 at 11:44
People can say cruel things

Reply Posted by Anon on Friday October 11 2013 at 15:35
Compassion

Reply Posted by Anon on Friday October 11 2013 at 16:43
Compassion is the understanding or empathy of the suffering of others.....and he deserves none, as he has abused his staff, colleagues and family.. He deserves jail.

Reply Posted by Anon on Friday October 11 2013 at 16:55
All the people on here that have perfect life's and have never made a mistake

Reply Posted by Robbi on Friday October 11 2013 at 17:34
Most of us make mistakes and learn from them. He continually bullies and abuses people, that is not a mistake but a way of life.

Reply Posted by Toni on Saturday October 12 2013 at 09:01
He's not there to be soft and make friends it's a business

Reply Posted by Anon on Saturday October 12 2013 at 09:33
He has put his life and soul in to windsors and for what

Reply Posted by Anon on Saturday October 12 2013 at 10:35
Lol grow up

Reply Posted by MrsMail on Sunday October 13 2013 at 02:29
@Robbi - please raise a grievance through the HR department at work if you and your colleagues are being sexually harrasssed. If the HR department is not sympathetic please get an employment law lawyer. Ring the Law Society to find one in the Barnsley area. Good luck love nobody should have to put up with that crap.

Reply Posted by MrsMail on Sunday October 13 2013 at 02:32
@Toni - ever thought about volunteering for Womens Aid? What sort of slag makes a comment like that on thread about DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?

Reply Posted by Rog on Monday October 14 2013 at 09:42
If he was at all sorry for this disgraceful attack he would accept his sentence....the man is a pathetic excuse...

Reply Posted by Be Nice on Thursday October 31 2013 at 23:58
I have always found him to be a kind, generous and positive person.
Admitedly I don't know, (none of us do) what goes on behind closed doors.
If he had been such an animal at work then I wonder why has he not been reported before now?.
It's easy to criticise a boss.
I also know the 'victim' ... and if I were to put my money on anyone in a scrap, she would DEFINATELY be the winner.
I have been the victim of domestic violence, however I still believe that no case is 'clear cut'...
Don't make this a witch hunt people, we don't know the facts.

Reply Posted by Anne on Monday March 17 2014 at 16:21
This is so untrue the facts are fabricated it was the neighbours that took it to court

Reply Posted by Snob on Monday March 17 2014 at 16:23
We all make deserve a second chance

Reply Posted by Jack on Friday May 9 2014 at 21:50
He is a bully

Reply Posted by Geoff on Friday May 30 2014 at 18:09
She left him

Reply Posted by John on Tuesday June 17 2014 at 07:12
Bully nasty man happy his wife left He needs to be caged