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.