Former undertaker attacked wife

A FORMER funeral director who attacked his wife and son has today been given a four-week suspended prison sentence.Graham Wilks had been out watching sports matches in a social club before returning home on May 12 to carry out the attacks.

A FORMER funeral director who attacked his wife and son has today been given a four-week suspended prison sentence.

Graham Wilks had been out watching sports matches in a social club before returning home on May 12 to carry out the attacks.

On his return home he refused to eat the dinner his wife had made and instead drank bottles of rum, vodka and ouzo.

As well as attacking members of his family he attacked a police officer called to his home to deal with the situation.

The 51-year-old, who now lives at Columbyne Close, Stowupland, admitted he had a drink problem and pleaded guilty to three assault charges at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.

He was sentenced on Wednesday to a four-week prison sentence which was suspended for 12 months, £300 fine, made to pay £100 compensation to each of his victims and £55 court costs.

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At a previous hearing Gareth Davies, prosecuting, said: “Arguments started between Mr and Mrs Wilks about 7pm and he became abusive.”

“He tried to get his son to hit him and then started to push him around. His son fell backwards on to a door frame.

“He raised his fist and then turned on his wife, pushing her over the staircase.”

Police were called to the property but Wilks, who now works as a traffic manager closing roads when work needs to be done, refused to let them in.

Officers had to use a ladder to get in through a first floor window and once inside Wilks punched out, striking one in the chest. CS spray was used to prevent him from attacking anyone else.

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