John and Sally Stickland
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Battered wife Sally Stickland ran over husband with car

A woman who ran over her husband after suffering years of domestic violence has been given a suspended prison term.

Sally Stickland, 72, used her car "as a weapon" when she drove into her husband of 50 years on 18 May, a court heard.

John Stickland, 73, was found on a verge in Langley, near Southampton, with serious head injuries.

Sally Stickland admitted causing grievous bodily harm and was given an 18-month sentence, suspended for two years. The couple are still together.

  • 09 Dec 2013