A WOMAN feared she was going to die when her husband strangled her with his hands, a court heard today.

Daniel Burnes, 46, of Fron Park Mews, Holywell, was jailed for a year and an indefinite restraining order made at Caernarfon crown court.

He had been found guilty by a jury of assault causing actual bodily harm on his wife Jane in June last year.

Judge Timothy Petts said: ”Appropriate punishment can only be achieved by immediate custody.”


Daniel Burnes. Image NWP

Daniel Burnes. Image NWP


Prosecutor Laura Knightly said police had been called by the victim who was out of breath and crying and alleged her husband had hurt her.

Miss McMurray, who had a bloody nose, told Burnes: ”You can’t do that to me any more.”

In a victim statement she described meeting him 15 years ago but claimed there was a “dark side” to her husband.

“He strangled me and has no remorse,” Miss McMurray added.

Defence barrister Daniel Bramhall said Burnes “maintains he’s innocent.”

He had a positive work ethic and had lived a law-abiding life since 1997. He had been cleared of controlling behaviour.

“He has no desire to contact Miss McMurray in the future,” Mr Bramhall added.