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Domestic abuser speaks out about hitting his wife

7 October 2013 Last updated at 14:09 BST

A married father has spoken out about why he punched his wife in the face.

"Peter," regarded as a "decent guy" by his friends, hit his wife when an argument got out of hand.

After joining a domestic violence perpetrator course, he learnt to control his anger and never struck his wife again.

Speaking with BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire, he said: "I within seconds realised what I'd done and I could see it... not because I could see any injuries at that stage, but because of the look on my wife's face."

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