Sheffield property developer fractured wife’s skull

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A well-known Sheffield property developer has escaped with a fine after he was convicted of fracturing his estranged wife’s skull.

David Slater, aged 52, of Hollow Meadows on the A57 on the outskirts of Sheffield, pushed his wife Cheryl during a row in June 2013, causing her to bang her head and fracture her skull.

He admitted one charge of causing actual bodily harm and was given a £650 fine at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court.

He was also ordered to pay his estranged wife £200 in compensation, plus pay a £65 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Magistrates also made a restraining order against him, banning him from contacting Cheryl, who has since changed her surname.

The couple had been married for over 20 years, but the court heard during a ‘heated argument’ Slater pushed his wife. He had not intended to injure her.

She went to hospital two days later because she was suffering from dizziness and was told she had a fractured skull.

Mr Slater is director of Sheffield Spaces which is involved in the regeneration of Attercliffe.

He owns and manages a portfolio of properties in the east end of the city and the lower Don Valley.