Drunk Ysceifiog man's 'milk cows' cry before assaulting ex-wife

Published date: 17 March 2014 |
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A WOMAN told a court how she was woken up by her drunken
ex-husband in the early hours of the morning, shouting that they needed to get up to milk the cows.

Lesley Davies said they did not have and indeed never had owned any cows.

Malcolm Davies, 59, of Ysceifiog, Flintshire, denied assaulting his ex-wife at Pentre Halkyn near Mold on November 29 last year but was convicted. Sentence was adjourned for a pre-sentence report. John Wylde, prosecuting, said the couple had divorced in 2009, allegedly because of the defendant’s drinking. Davies had not seen his family for many years until April of last year when he renewed contact, Flintshire magistrates heard.

At 4am on the day of the incident in November “he came stomping up the stairs shouting and screaming”, the court was told.

Mr Wylde said: “He was shouting at the top of his voice ‘come on, it is time to milk the cows’.”

Davies was repeatedly asked to leave. He did not do so, was calmed down and remained at the house.”

He later went to a shop to get alcohol, the court heard, and when refused entry, came in through the window. His wife, who had just had a knee replacement operation, ended up being pushed back against a wicker chair, hitting her knee. She also had her hair pulled. Arrested, Davies accepted he was drunk but his recollection was vague. He denied assault and said he had been living at the house for two years.

Stephen Mullarkey, defending, said it was his client’s case he had not assaulted his wife in any way.

In evidence, Mrs Davies said her ex-husband had helped out on a farm in his younger days.

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