Shewsbury soldier cleared of attempting to murder wife but guilty of wounding her

By Deborah Hardiman | Shrewsbury | Crime | Published:

A soldier has been cleared of attempting to murder his new wife at their Shrewsbury home.

But John Reeves, 36, has been found guilty of wounding his wife, Beverley Reeves, who ended up in the bath of their home in Ellesmere Road with life-threatening injuries to her neck.

A jury at Stafford Crown Court today unanimously returned the verdicts after Reeves was accused of attempting to kill her at the property on March 31 this year.

Reeves, a corporal in the Royal Dragoons, denied attacking his wife with a glass and said they had been drinking when she fell on to her glass in the dining room.

She sustained serious injuries to her carotid artery and jugular vein.

He was remanded in custody following the hearing and is due to be sentenced on Thursday.

Deborah Hardiman

By Deborah Hardiman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based out of the head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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