Hit and run wife who deliberately mowed down ‘violent’ husband avoids jail because couple are still in love

Posted on December 11, 2013

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Sally Stickland, 72, had an 18-month jail sentence for hitting John, 73, suspended for two years and the couple hugged as she walked free.

How deep is your love: Sally Strickland deliberately ran over her husband John - but has avoided jail
How deep is your love: Sally Strickland deliberately ran over her husband John – but has avoided jail
By: Vicky Smith/UK Mirror
A pensioner who ran over her husband then drove off has avoided jail after a court heard they are still in love.

Her husband had ­multiple fractures after she ran him down on a rural road in May.

Judge Gary Burrell told Southampton crown court their 50-year marriage was “marred by violence, mainly by him”.

In 2004 he ­reportedly kicked her head and once allegedly tried to choke her.

Mrs Stickland, of Langley, Hants, admitted GBH but her husband said he could not bear it if she was jailed.

Solicitor Janet Brownlow said: “They still love each other deeply and understand the reasons behind the sentence.”

The ­mum-of-three must now live with her son.

 

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