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Diabetic in wife attack.

A DIABETIC has been jailed for three years for an attack which he claimed was brought on by his illness.

Allan Watret, 50, slashed at his wife with a carpet knife after taking an insulin injection. He claimed he could remember nothing about the incident.

But the High Court in Kilmarnock heard victim Irene Watret, 43, claim her husband was obsessively jealous.

A jury found Watret, of Clapperton Road, Dumfries, guilty of assault - but cleared him of attempted murder.

The jurors said they accepted that insulin-induced hypoglycaemia had played a part.

The judge, Lord Nimmo-Smith, said: "Wives must be protected from violence from their husbands."

He said the sentence would have been longer but for the jury's comments about Watret's condition.
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Date:Oct 24, 1999
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