Bolsover man jailed

A BOLSOVER man has started a jail term after being convicted of kicking and stamping on his estranged wife.

Mark Goodall (37), of Houfton Road, Bolsover, denied assault but was convicted following a trial. He had a previous conviction for drink-driving.

He was jailed for 20 weeks and a restraining order was imposed prohibiting him from contacting the victim for the next three years except to arrange child contact.

His solicitor, Bob Bashforth, said it had been a troubled marriage. She had three children from previous relationships and a former partner later assaulted him.