In 2005 on a family holiday they were with the defendant's parents and she shoved and pushed him and slapped him in the face.'The complainant said from then on it became a regular thing.
There were many happy times but it was not unusual at all for this to happen.
ONS statistics stare that more than 13% of men state they have been a victim of domestic abuse since they were 16.
In 2015/16, 28 men died at the hands of their partner or ex-partner.
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Unbeknown to his wife, he installed a hidden camera at the couple's £200,000 semi detached in Stretford, Greater Manchester and, for a two-month period, filmed Mrs Tweedy slapping him and swearing at him - once in front of their daughter, now four.
After three incidents, he feared the attacks were escalating and handed over the footage to police.
Once you’ve adjusted it to your satisfaction, don’t fiddle with it during a call – there’s nothing more irritating to the person you’re talking to than to spend a call looking, first, at the light fitting and then at the carpet while you’re chatting.She's just so hard working.'I don't support the restraining order as it will make access between her and our child difficult.'We can't be amicable because of the restraining order but if there wasn't one in place then I'm sure we would be.'He added: 'The problem was just alcohol, she was admitted to hospital twice in the past year and could have died. It's not the kind of problem where she wakes up needing alcohol it's just the binge drinking at weekends that's caused this.'Hopefully now she can get the help she needs.'The court heard how the couple met 16 years ago and appeared to family and friends to be a happy couple.Prosecuting, Robin Lynch said: 'The complainant is the defendant's husband, they met in 2001 and within a couple of weeks moved into their current home address.'The first three years were described by the complainant as 'amazing' but the defendant began to drink in private and there sometimes there was some controlling behavior.'The defendant took over her husband's finances and told him that he had to hand over all of this wages to pay the bills.But for years Mr Tweedy believed his binge-drinking wife, also 45, would change and failed to report the attacks to authorities.He eventually took action after the couple had a child and she continued with her abusive behaviour towards him.
Another survey revealed there had been nearly an 80 per cent increase in reports from male domestic abuse victims between 20.