Man admits beating his wife

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A MAN who admitted beating his wife has been warned he may go to prison.

Peter Ditchburn, 35, formerly of Balliol Close, Peterlee, admitted causing grievous bodily harm to Donna Ditchburn at Durham Crown Court yesterday.

The court heard she suffered a wound to her face during the assault. Judge Christopher Prince adjourned the case until March 21 for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

He said: “The fact I am granting you bail should not be taken by you as any indication of the likely sentence.

“All options are open, including custody.”