Tunstall dad punched wife twice after row over child's PE kit
Dad-of-two Zafar Iqbal punched his wife after a row erupted - over their child's PE kit.
The 48-year-old hit Shaheen Akhtar's face before delvering a second blow to her nose causing it to bleed.
He was arrested and told police his wife had been hitting his daughter and he told her to stop. He claimed he feared for his life when she came at him with a pair of scissors and he slapped her.
But Iqbal was found guilty of assault by beating after a trial at North Staffordshire Justice Centre. Magistrates said the victim's evidence was credible and found the defendant to be inconsistent.
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