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Man who attacked wife in front of kids will be sentenced next month

24-year-old told wife he'd have given her worse if their young children hadn't been present

An Anagh Coar man who attacked his wife while their two young children were in her home will be sentenced next month.


Twenty-four-year-old Rui Phillipe Monteiro Ramos of Cullyn Link appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas courthouse.


He admitted common assault, criminal damage and resisting police officers in the execution of their duty on 15 November.


Prosecution advocate Rebecca Cubbon told the hearing Ramos and his partner were in the process of splitting up when he went to her house to collect belongings.


Shortly before 11.30pm, the pair began arguing and the court heard Ramos turned violent, grabbing his wife by the throat and pushing her up against a wall as well as smashing a mirror worth £200.


During the attack, he told her she'd got what she deserved and he'd have given her worse if their two young children hadn't been present – when police arrived he hurled obscenities at them and struggled with them as he tried to avoid being handcuffed.


Mrs Hughes heard one of the officers trying to detain him had suffered a broken finger and Ramos had a previous conviction for assaulting his wife earlier this year.


He was bailed while pre-sentencing reports are prepared and will appear in court again on 21 January.

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