Man grabbed ex-wife by throat, Magherafelt Court told


A man who grabbed his ex-wife by the throat, was given a two-month suspended jail sentence when he appeared at Magherafelt Magistrates Court.

Thomas Ian McArthur (50), of Leckagh Drive, Magherafelt, admitted common assault at Tobermore on December 15 last.

A defence lawyer said McArthur had gone to see his children who fortunately not witnessed the incident.

Imposing the sentence, District Judge Alan White expressed the hope there would be no more reoffending.