Retford: New year row ended with wife and police officer assaulted and car windows smashed

A new year row left a wife with facial injuries and a brother-in-law with smashed car windows, Worksop Magistrates’ Court has heard.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 10th February 2014, 7:00 am
Worksop Magistrates Court
Worksop Magistrates Court

Darren Hewitt, 40, of Holmes Road in Retford, pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife Nicola Hewitt and damaging the car of his brother-in-law John Risebrow.

Mr Hewitt also pleaded guilty to assaulting police office Gareth Mitchell when he tried to arrest him.

The court heard the Mr and Mrs Hewitt had gone to a New Year’s Eve party but Mr Hewitt had left at around 10.30pm.

However, he was then contacted by someone to say his wife was being unfaithful and he had gone back to the party but not gone inside to challenge them and instead had gone out drinking for a considerable time the next day.

He then returned to his house and in the row that followed, he assaulted his wife, leaving her with a grazed face and bruises on her eye and cheekbone.

She called her brother Mr Risebrow and Mr Hewitt tried to chase after him when he arrived but was unable to catch him, so instead took his anger out Mr Risebrow’s car by smashing two of its windows.

The police were called and when they arrived, they saw Mr Hewitt and Mr Risebrow arguing in the street and the car with its windows broken.

As PC Mitchell moved in to deal with the situation, he was punched in the face by Mr Hewitt.

“Defending, Mr Andrew Bevin said, “Mr Hewitt was in drink at the time and accepts he should have dealt with the matter straight away and not dwelt on it while drinking the next day.”

Mr Hewitt was sentenced to five months in prison, suspended for a year, and given 12 months supervision. He was also ordered to pay £300 compensation, £85 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.