A Conservative councillor threatened to kill his new wife and her family during a "sustained" period of abuse, a court has heard.
Faraz Bhatti, who sits on Manchester City Council, is accused of repeatedly attacking Mazamil Bashir, between February and August last year.
He would "push, shove, shake and choke" his wife, prosecutor Michael Murray told Liverpool Crown Court. The trial continues.
My comment: I will comment on conclusion of the trial when I update this post.
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UPDATE 4th July 2011: Former Tory councillor considers legal action after being cleared of assaulting wife.
Faraz Bhatti was found not guilty of two charges by a jury after less than three hours deliberation.
My comment: This illustrates why it's best to reserve judgement until the case is concluded.
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