A police officer who assaulted his wife, twice, has avoided jail.
Instead Sergeant Daniel Hughes, 40, from Basildon, was ordered to carry out community service - and pay his wife £300 in compensation.Not a real cop, at least. Just British Transport Police, or rather, he was...
Mitigating, Richard Atchley asked for six months for Hughes to pay the fines.
He said: “He is in a negative financial situation.
“He is unemployed and has no income.
“He has ambition to get back in the saddle and find work.
“His father will pay £50 a month starting in seven days.”He didn't get the sack, mind you. He resigned before they could sack him.