UK Wife's fears as thug who attacked her with bleach could be out of jail in months last minute news
MetiNews.Com - "I know he is coming straight for me. He is going to come and finish me off. He has said that from day one."
Breaking News ! A thug who poured bleach on his wife during a violent assault has been jailed - but his victim has said she fears he is 'going to come and finish me off'. Adam Wood, 28, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, following the incident at the home he shared with his wife Sarah in Stretford, Trafford. Months after when he had been remanded in custody, Wood sent a threatening letter to her from prison warning he'd 'wreck her life'. The couple started a relationship last year, and later married. But a court heard it 'quickly became abusive'. In the early hours of February 4, the couple were in bed when Wood started 'ranting' and began calling his wife abusive names, after complaining she hadn't kissed him. Adam Wood (Image: Facebook) He began to repeatedly punch her, then threw a shelf which hit her on the shoulder. Wood also threw glass picture frames at her, and bit her arm. Sign up to the free MEN email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here Shortly after, he returned with a bottle of bleach and poured some of it, with some splashing onto her. She tried to barricade the door to get away from him, but Wood then dragged her into the living room, and punched her again. Then he poured the bleach over her head, Minshull Street Crown Court heard. Sarah Wood outside Minshull Street Crown Court (Image: Manchester Evening News) "It is very fortunate she wasn't seriously burnt," Judge Maurice Greene said. The police were called by a neighbour, and officers noted a strong smell of bleach. Read More Related Articles Survey: What do you think of the new local lockdown measures for Greater Manchester? Read More Related Articles Andy Burnham condemns Tory MP's claims that Muslim and BAME communities aren't taking Covid-19 seriously Wood ran away, not before taking bank cards and a set of keys belonging to Mrs Wood. She suffered cuts and bruises during the incident, but was not more seriously hurt. Wood was caught soon after. While being interviewed by the police, Wood claimed his wife had been the aggressor. Minshull Street Crown Court (Image: M.E.N.
. In the letter, Wood, said he was going to 'wreck her life' and made other 'extremely unpleasant' remarks. The judge was told that Wood had undergone a domestic violence course in prison. "It doesn't appear to have worked," Judge Greene said.
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As well as sending Wood to jail, the judge passed a restraining order banning him from contacting his wife for the next five years. But speaking to the M.E.N. after the hearing, Mrs Wood, 36, said she fears what may happen when her husband is released. "I know he is coming straight for me," she said. "He is going to come and finish me off. He has said that from day one." In a statement read to the court by prosecutor Helen Longworth, she described her husband as having a 'Jekyll and Hyde' character. Defending Wood, who has 25 previous convictions, Daniel Calder said the defendant has demonstrated an intention to 'better himself' and make a 'fresh start' when he is released. Mr Calder said Wood has suffered from mental health problems, and has undergone drug and alcohol courses in prison. Wood pleaded guilty to one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.