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On Friday the next door neighbour came home very drunk with

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On Friday the next door neighbour came home very drunk with his wife.
As he walked up the path the dogs came out onto the front garden patio.my girlfriend came out to take them in.as she did so the wife was verbally aggressive and them the husband hit heron the cheek with his hand calling her a whore the 18 year old son came out to stop him putting his hands up in protection. Meanwhile the wife rang the police saying a woman next door & her son was attacking her husband.meanwhile my girlfriend and her son go inside also calling the police while she was on the phone he fell backwards down a steep flight off steps breaking his neck I believe.
The pair were arrested @ charged with common assault by the arresting officer.
They spent a night in the cells & were given 3 months bail without charge.
Question if it goes to trail & the wife is believed what would they be convicted of gbh section 20 or 18
She told another neighbour her husband had been pushed down the steps.
The husband does not remember anything.

Police did not take a photograph of the red marl on her face.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi.

Thank you for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

Did the wife actually witness him falling down the stairs?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I don't think so cos she was inside at the time but I do not know what's in in her statement.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Thanks.

I'm sorry but I'm finding this confusing.

Which wife and believed upon what?