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Man who beat wife has sentence cut
10:00am Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
A Skipton man sent to prison for assaulting his wife has had his sentence reduced.
Darren Lovell, 50, was sentenced to 43 weeks by Skipton magistrates in January after being found guilty of the assault by beating in November last year of his wife, Emma Lovell.
Magistrates activated a suspended prison sentence of six months and added a further 17 weeks for the new assault to run consecutively.
Lovell, of Water Street, had 40 days taken off his sentence to allow for time spent in custody and was subject to a curfew while awaiting trial.
Following his appeal against sentence at Bradford Crown Court last Wednesday, his sentence was reduced to 26 weeks, taking into account the 40 days.
A two-year restraining order banning Lovell from using threats or violence against his wife or going within 300 metres of her home in Greenway, Glusburn, remains.