Woman assaulted by husband following divorce threats

A man lost his temper and assaulted his wife with an iron bar.

39 year old Murat Gurcan’s wife wanted to begin divorce proceedings against her husband who had a prior record for assaulting her.

Gurcan ran from his house in Nicosia after he attacked his wife but was soon picked up by the police.

She was taken to hospital where she had to have 5 stitches to her head.

Gurcan was in Nicosia court yesterday, where police testified that he was on record for a previous assault on his wife.

He is being held in custody while police continue their investigations.

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