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Man faces pub ban after punching wife

Licensing ban and 18-month probation order

A Ballasalla man faces a pub ban after punching his wife.

Melvyn James Collister, of Crossag Terrace, appeared in court today charged with common assault on a female.

The 39-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence at Douglas Courthouse for striking his spouse in July of this year.

Deputy High Bailiff Jane Hughes issued Collister with a nine-month licensing ban and imposed a probation order for 18 months. 

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