A Durham County councillor has been acquitted iver a charge he assaulted his estranged wife following a row over private number plates. Dave Farry, an independent councillor stood trial at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court.
Mr. Farry denied assaulting his wife, Amanda, at the home they shared above the post office in Eldon Terrace, Ferryhill, despite being seperated.
chairman of the bench, Nigel Scott, said he found both parites to be palusable. He also noted that a child, who was a few feet away during the incident, did not wake up and concluded that the prosecution had not met the burden of proof.