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Man spared jail for nail varnish attack
A MAN who admitted recklessly causing severe burns to his partner after covering her in flammable nail varnish has been given a suspended jail sentence.
Neil Watson had been accused of deliberately causing grievous bodily harm to Maxine Bohanan, a charge he denied, but the prosection at Teesside Crown Court accepted his guilty plea to the lesser offence of inflicting GBH.
Judge Howard Crowson gave 38-year-old Watson, of Cherry Avenue, Malton, North Yorkshire, a 22 month jail sentence, suspended for two years and said he would do 200 hours unpaid work in the community.
He had already spent time on remand in custody as he awaited the outcome of the case.
The incident happened on Easter Bank Holiday Monday this year at Ms Bohanan's home in Colburn, near Catterick, North Yorkshire.
The victim suffered extensive burns to her upper body and received hospital treatment.
Acetone, the active ingredient in nail varnish remover, is known for its extreme flammability, and can explode if its concentration in the air is great enough.