A 45-year-old man who regularly speaks out against the sport of professional boxing, was last night arrested at his home and charged with assaulting his wife.
Neighbours raised the alarm when a heated argument between the couple developed into violence, resulting in the woman being hospitalised with injuries to the head.
The unnamed man is believed to be a strong anti-boxing lobbyist who regularly writes to his MP on the subject, and sends letters to newspapers, demanding an end to what he believes to be the barbarity of the professional fight game.
The man's wife was later discharged from The Royal London Hospital after being treated for facial injuries, a cracked rib and a mild concussion.
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