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A MAN sprayed WD40 at his wife and threatened to set her on fire, saying “I hope you like pain”, York Crown Court heard.

Mark Shawyer, 57, told the terrified woman he would make her leave the marital home, said Henry Fernandez, prosecuting.

She told the court that after her husband was arrested early on February 15, police gave her an hour’s notice to move out of the house where she had lived for 28 years so the husband could live there with a bail condition not to contact her.

“I was physically sick and shaking with fear and anger wondering if I was the one in the wrong,” she said.

 

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