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Teacher convicted of assault for squirting water on wife with water gun

By Mason White 4:46 PM November 8, 2015
Timothy Gledhill 

By: Chan Yuan
A teacher was arrested on a charge of assault after using a water gun to spray his wife with water, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 40-year-old Timothy Gledhill of Kent, has been found guilty of assault for squirting water on Catherine Weir.

Gledhill was sentenced to a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay 400 pounds ($601) in court costs for assaulting his wife with the water gun.

Gledhill, who is a teacher at the Canterbury College, said that his wife was just trying to get him in trouble by calling the police as it isn’t illegal to hold a toy.

However, the judges disagreed, saying that Gledhill humiliated his wife by spraying her with water. The court heard how Weir, kept on screaming at Gledhill that he should stop shooting at her, but he ignored her pleas.

Gledhill has quit his job at the college and is now teaching at the Canterbury Academy.

A spokesperson of the school said that they are standing behind their excellent teacher as his personal relationship issues has no bearing on his ability to teach.