Pensioner hit his wife with a bin

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A pensioner assaulted his wife in their home.

William Gillespie (70), 20 Comely Place, Falkirk, seized Winifred Gillespie by the throat and hit her on the head with a bin on September 30.

At Falkirk Sheriff Court he was placed on a supervised community order for a year and told to get treatment for his alcohol problem. His progress with the order will be reviewed in March.