Fish worker admits punching his wife

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A man has appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court charged with carrying out a pub assault against his wife.

Fish worker Slavik Kornejev, 35, of North Road admitted punching the woman on the head as she drank with friends in the Douglas Arms on Sunday night.

Honorary sheriff Eric Peterson was told Kornejev walked into the pub and – angered by the fact she was there – struck her on the right side of her face. He was immediately thrown out after several patrons intervened to separate him from his victim.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said his client’s wife and her friend had been drinking in the house, and had gone out to get more drink. Kornejev went looking for her after she failed to return.

“He fully accepts he should not have done this and is aware there is no good reason at all for him to ever strike his wife,” he told the court.

Sentence was deferred for three months to allow Kornejev the chance to prove he can be of good behaviour. He was ordained to appear again on 12th November.