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I have just been bailed on my wife, in a heated

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I have just been bailed for abh on my wife, in a heated confrontation I threw a plate at her and have caused 11 stitches, she is claiming I repeatedly hit her head on my kitchen table onto the plate, both scenarios I know are so wrong, but I am concerned the police have not taken stock of the crime scene to assist the collaberation of what actually happened, my wife and I have been seperating badly for the last year and I can only assume she is telling her story to make sure I get in maximum trouble!!
Any ideas of outcome or advice??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Have you admitted the offence?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have admitted throwing the plate!!
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

That is a shame.

Do you have any previous?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Do you accept that you have caused 11 stitches?

Are there any other injuries?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I accept the stitches but no other injuries?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Ok. There is no way they are going to send SOCO officers round to investigate this. At the very highest point is is a low level ABH and the reality is that it is probably a common assault.

They would normally offer a caution for a low level common assault but I don't think that can be relied on here. She does have injury and she is making allegations that there were further acts of violence that you dispute. They might prefer a charge.

I would expect a charge of common assault though.

Can I clarify anything for you?