Police Chief on Trial: Allegations of Assault in Domestic Incident

Police Chief on Trial: Allegations of Assault in Domestic Incident

...By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.

Chief Superintendent Accused of Assaulting Wife in Domestic Incident:


Karl Wilson, a Chief Superintendent of Northumbria Police, is currently on trial at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court, where he faces charges of assaulting his wife, Helen.

The incident, described as a “domestic incident,” occurred at their family home in Great Park, Newcastle, on October 28.

Wilson, 49, denies the charges, which also include criminal damage to his wife’s dress, necklace, and phone.

Concerns about Faithfulness and Drunken Altercation:

The court heard that Mrs. Wilson had returned home to find her husband in an intoxicated state.

Amid concerns about his faithfulness, she decided to look at his mobile phone.

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It was during this act that Karl Wilson became aware of her actions, leading to a struggle over the phone inside the address.

As Mrs. Wilson attempted to run from the house, Wilson pursued her and rugby tackled her to the ground outside.

While on top of her, he knelt on her chest in an attempt to retrieve his phone.

Damage and Continued Altercation:

The prosecution stated that the altercation lasted for about 15 seconds, after which Mrs. Wilson managed to get back into the house.

It was then that she discovered her dress had been torn and her necklace damaged.

However, the altercation continued as Karl Wilson grabbed her once again and put her to the floor, with the struggle over the phone resuming.

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Mrs. Wilson made a call to the police, but the call was terminated.


However, a police operator called her back and could hear her screaming in the background.

Additional Acts of Damage and Injuries:

The court was informed that Wilson threw the phone to the floor, causing criminal damage, before the arrival of the police.

When the police attended the scene, Wilson attempted to grab his wife’s phone once again, resulting in the second assault charge.

Mrs. Wilson suffered bruises to her left hand, forearm, and right wrist during the altercation.

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It was noted that she attended court but chose not to give evidence, and the prosecution decided not to compel her to do so.


The ongoing trial reveals the disturbing allegations against Chief Superintendent Karl Wilson, who stands accused of assaulting his wife during a domestic incident.


The court proceedings have shed light on the altercation that took place, including the struggle over the mobile phone and the physical confrontations that followed.

The case will continue with legal arguments, but the impact of this incident on the couple’s relationship and the outcome of the trial remain uncertain.

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