Car reversed with wife hanging out

AN ESTRANGED husband who reversed his car at speed when his wife was leaning into it has been ordered to keep the peace for a year.Marcus Livermore, 31, of Ann Street, Ipswich, agreed to keep the peace or forfeit £200 after tempers flared in July when the pair were dropping their children off at school.

AN ESTRANGED husband who reversed his car at speed when his wife was leaning into it has been ordered to keep the peace for a year.

Marcus Livermore, 31, of Ann Street, Ipswich, agreed to keep the peace or forfeit £200 after tempers flared in July when the pair were dropping their children off at school.

He had originally been charged with common assault and dangerous driving, but these were withdrawn.

"The children were sitting in the back of the car," said Godfried Duah, prosecuting at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court.


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"When they stopped the aggrieved party (his wife) got down and decided to pick a few things belonging to the children from the vehicle.

"While she was leaning in and collecting the belongings Livermore started to reverse his vehicle at speed.

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"She thought she would be flattened by the vehicle door and it would cause her to fall under it."

The court heard she jumped into the vehicle but was pushed out by Livermore. "She banged her head and grazed her hand as she fell," said Mr Duah.

John Hughes, mitigating, said: "Clearly tempers had flared between the two resulting in behaviour which was clearly unacceptable."

He told the court Livermore had been hospitalised five times as a result of his wife's behaviour.

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