Ex police chief accused of assaulting wife

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A former police chief inspector has appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with assaulting his wife.

Shaun Sumner (61), of Mitton Road, Whalley, pleaded not guilty to assaulting Linda Sumner.

He was remanded on bail to appear before Bolton magistrates on January 18th.

Conditions of bail include no contact with Mrs Sumner, not to enter Whalley and to live and sleep at Jays Properties, Bolton Road, Blackburn.