A man alleged to have had an affair with the mother of his daughter’s boyfriend has been convicted of assaulting both his estranged wife and daughter.
Nicholas Booth, 45, had denied the offences but was convicted by Flintshire magistrates.
He was placed on a 12-month community order with supervision and was sent on a ‘healthy relationships’ course run by the probation service.
An 18-month restraining order was made under which he must not contact his wife.
Booth, of Mill Lane, Buckley, was also ordered to pay £75 compensation to his daughter, with £700 costs.
Prosecutor Justin Espie told the court Booth and his wife had been married 20 years and lived together with their two children.
“Recently the daughter informed her mother that the defendant had been having an affair with her boyfriend’s mother,” he said.
The couple made an attempt to get their relationship back on track without success, and Booth moved out in October last year.
But on Saturday, February 21 the daughter arrived home and saw her father’s vehicle parked outside.
She went down the drive but he caught up with her and pushed her into the living room window, the court heard.
He dragged her to the floor by her hair and she was hysterical, shouting for her mother to help.
It was alleged that he kicked her about the head and back while she was on the floor.
His wife heard the screams and saw him pinning her down with both hands.
She took her daughter into the house and he tried to follow. There was a struggle at the door and an exchange of insults and it was alleged that he pushed her backwards causing her to hit her head on the door frame and wall.
In a victim impact statement the wife told how she felt “on edge and unsafe at home” following the incident.
She asked for a restraining order to prevent her estranged husband from approaching her.
She said she had to change her address and felt a lot safer and believed he did not know where she now lived.
Booth, who represented himself, said he had no objection to the restraining order and added: “I want nothing to do with either of them.”