Police officer convicted of assaulting his wife in car park
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A police officer has been convicted for assaulting his wife following an investigation by the Constabulary's Criminal Investigation Department.
Inspector James Wyatt, 38 and from Cheltenham, most recently worked as a Force Incident Manager in the Control Room.
On Monday 16 January he was found guilty of common assault by battery following a trial at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court and was given a conditional discharge by District Judge Ian Strongman.
The incident happened in Waitrose car park in Cheltenham on 20 January 2022, when he pushed the victim, causing her to fall to the ground.
The District Judge dismissed Wyatt's defence that the victim had fallen over.
Wyatt has been suspended since the allegation was reported in January 2022. He remains suspended pending the outcome of misconduct proceedings being carried out by the Constabulary's Professional Standards Department.