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Salford man jailed after refusing to divorce his wife on religious grounds | Salford

Owner of but property the company was jailed for 18 months for controlling or coercive behavior after refusing to give his wife a religious divorce.

Alan Moher, 57, from Salford, separated from his wife Caroline. in 2016 after 21 years, with the couple later got a divorce in but family court in 2019. But she can’t remarry in synagogue without “get” – a document formally recognizing the end of marriage in orthodox Jewish faith.

Southwark Crown Court overheard Moher withhold document in to prevent Caroline’s remarriage. This was stated by prosecutor Anthony Metzer QC. how defendant offered £700,000 to his then wife in civil divorce with receive or £780,000 without it.

He told the court that, in August 2015, she was “so frazzled down”psychological and emotional abuse” she was subjected to, which she tried to kill herself. Metzer said: “He replied:” What color are you want your tombstone?

Judge Martin Beddoe sentenced Moher to 18 months in prison and ordered him to pay £11,000. in expenses after the hearing of the perpetrators plea.

Explaining the verdict, the judge said: “You sought to manipulate and control her everything in knowing that it would significantly affect her mental health and in some relationship also affect her physical health.

A victim statement from Caroline said: “Imagine being put in a straitjacket, gagged, with your hands and feet tied. You are blindfolded. You in cold, dark place. Your only weapon is that you can hear. you are addicted on your kidnapper set you are free. This how I feel like I’m still married to Alan.”

In defense, Geoffrey Israel asked the court to “treat he is like a man of previous good character” and asked the judge to take into account his client’s autism and ADHD.

Moher was originally to be tried by the Crown of Southwark. last February before you change it plea to the culprit.

When Moher received a letter from Caroline’s lawyer notifying him of divorce proceedings, he told Caroline to off”and” curl up as well as die”, the court heard.

Court also I heard of previous public Moher received a conviction order after family court hearing in Manchester when he “shouted insults at her” and told her that “she’ll get what comes to her”.

“To those who emotionally coerced and controlled, physically harmed and dehumanized their spouses: the law does not allow you go away with your crimes,” Caroline said. outside court.

Addressing the victims, she said: “You are not alone, and justice as well as humanity are on is yours side”.

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