Newly-wed Chesterfield man hit his wife

Chesterfield magistrates' court.
Chesterfield magistrates' court.

A newly-wed husband attacked his wife during an argument just three months after they had tied the knot.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, January 7, how Noel Frost, 40, of Highbury Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, punched his wife in the face and reined blows down on her following a row at a friend’s home.

Mr Frost’s wife had gone to the friend’s home to celebrate her losing weight when her husband visited and the argument erupted.

Prosecuting solicitor Mike Law said: “The complainant and the defendant have been together two-and-a-half years and had been married just three months before this assault.

“The incident occurred when the complainant went to a friend’s house in the early evening and they were celebrating a weight loss that the friend had achieved.

“The defendant also went round to the address in the early evening and they were there an hour or two and the friend went upstairs leaving the defendant and the complainant downstairs and an argument ensued.

“The complainant threw her wedding ring and the next thing she remembers is being punched to the face.

“She felt blood and was curled up on the floor and felt blows to the face and received further injuries.”

Frost pleaded guilty to assault by beating after the attack on his wife happened on November 21.

Defence solicitor Robert Sowter said Frost was arrested at his brother’s house immediately after leaving the incident.

And Frost answered his police bail on his 40th birthday before appearing at court.

Mr Sowter added: “Since initial statements, Mrs Frost has made a retraction statement and wants to rekindle her relationship.”

Magistrates adjourned the court case to consider probation reports before they plan to sentence Frost on January 28.