11:00AM, Friday 27 November 2015
A scorned husband who attacked a man who was having an affair with his wife has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Julian Phelan, of Helena Road, Windsor, was sentenced at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday after he admitted a charge of actual bodily harm.
The court was told how the 41-year-old turned up to his victim’s workplace at the Urban Suite Trinity Yard, in St Leonards Road, Windsor, on July 18.
He then grabbed and ripped his love rival’s shirt before throwing a ‘flurry of punches’ and sinking his teeth into his victim’s left shoulder, leaving a bloody wound.
The prosecution also told the court Phelan had said: “I’m going to f****** kill you, this isn’t over. When are you leaving this place? I told you to leave.”
The prosecution also told the court the victim was seeking compensation for his ripped shirt, which cost £20 from TK Maxx.
Ben Langley, defending, told the court Phelan was ‘ashamed of his actions’ and said his client had been actively raising money for children’s rugby charity, Wooden Spoon.
Sentencing, District Judge Davinder Lachhar said: “I appreciate there are personal circumstances involved here but that’s no excuse.”
She sentenced Phelan to a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and 100 hours of unpaid work.
He must also pay his victim £300 in compensation and £265 in costs.
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