Man had wife in a headlock and punched a two-timing house guest

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SPALDING man Neil Amess punched a house guest because he was going out with two girls.

And when his own wife intervened, he assaulted her too and put her in a headlock.

Amess (28), formerly of Viscount Close, Pinchbeck, and now care of an address in Edinburgh Drive, Spalding, admitted assaults on Ashley Sheedy and Kimberley Amess on May 5 when he appeared in court on Thursday.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said the incident started because Amess knew Mr Sheedy was going out with two girls and took the side of one of the girls.

She read a statement from Mr Sheedy, who said Amess told him: “You are lucky I have not kicked your head in.”

Miss Ritson said Mrs Amess made a statement to police on May 9 saying she no longer supported the prosecution although her assault allegation was true.

The prosecutor told the court: “All she wants is for him to come home.”

Solicitor David Lee, mitigating, said Amess had arranged to see Addaction over his drink problem and tried get help with his anger.

Presiding magistrate Jo Sunner told Amess: “The court takes domestic violence very seriously and this matter took place in a domestic environment.

“We have today considered a prison sentence, however, taking everything in account we are going to ask probation to carry out a full pre-sentence report.”

The hearing was adjourned to June 14.