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Wife-attacker had throat cut

A MAN who assaulted his wife was later attacked by the victim's relative who cut his throat with a Stanley knife blade.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that Francis Maughan (30), of Cabra Park, Cabra, Dublin, has since been reconciled with his wife.

He now has a massive scar across his throat.

Maughan pleaded guilty to assaulting Lisa Maughan at Phibsboro, Dublin, on June 12, 2010.

Judge Martin Nolan suspended a sentence of three years' jail on the condition that Maughan keep the peace for three years.