A WOMAN who poured bleach over her husband has been spared jail.

Hannah Baud, of High Street, Bloxham, had already admitted one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The 45-year sobbed throughout her sentencing hearing at Oxford Crown Court today at which the judge said the incident ‘was equivalent to an acid attack’.

The court heard that the incident began in the early hours of May 23 this year when the couple got into an argument about school provision for their son.

Baud, who had been out in London that night and had already downed two bottles of Prosecco the court heard, became enraged and ‘chased’ her partner in a bid to spray him with a ‘bleach solution’.

Later, prosecutor Kellie Enever said Baud – a mother-of-five – poured toilet bleach over him, causing burns on his chest and arms.

He then fled the house and was treated at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury for burns while police arrested his wife.

The court heard that she was so drunk that when officers called out for her she didn’t answer and said nothing to police.

In mitigation, Jane Brady said that her client was remorseful for what she had done, and also had psychological issues which played a part in the incident.

Sentencing, Judge Zoe Smith said: “The courts take very seriously the matter of domestic abuse.

“This assault of spraying a bleach solution followed by tipping toilet bleach over him is equivalent to an acid attack.”

Baud was given a 15-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, and must carry out alcohol treatment and rehabilitation courses.