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21st Mar 2014

Man Locks Wife In Shed For Singing ‘Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead’ Following His Mother’s Death

A slightly extreme reaction.

A man this week confessed to a British court that he locked his wife in their garden shed after she refused to stop singing ‘Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead’ following his mother’s death.

Andrew Salmon admitted assaulting wife Beverly after flying into a rage over her insensitive singing of the Wizard Of Oz track, packing up her stuff and locking her out of the house. When she hid in the shed in their back garden, he locked her in and when she managed to escape through a window and let herself into the house, Salmon dragged her out by her feet. He also pleaded guilty to pinning her wife down on a bed and punching her in the face when she tried to throw his clothes out the window.

Speaking in court, he said that the incident occurred as he was depressed and unhappy about the lack of support from his wife following his loss. He will be sentenced next month.