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Ellesmere man took sledgehammer to front door before trying to smother ex-partner after pub visit

An Ellesmere man who took a sledgehammer to the front door after his former partner had locked him out for going to the pub, before then assaulting her, has been spared jail.

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Telford justice centre

Wayne Allum had attempted to get inside the property he shared with his then partner using a ladder on Sunday, October 22, this year before he went on to smash open the door using a sledgehammer, Shrewsbury Crown Court, sitting at Telford Justice Centre, heard on Thursday.0)

The 52-year-old then attacked his ex-partner in her bedroom by smothering her with a pillow, the court was told.

Allum, who had admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm and criminal damage at a previous hearing, had been in the pub in the day of the incident, Ms Rebecca Da Silva, prosecuting, told the court.

She said that on the day of the attack, the complainant had called Allum to ask if he had walked the dogs.

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