A HANDYMAN has been charged with the attempted murder of his wife.

Mark Burstow, 38, of Pond Close, Billingshurst, appeared in custody at Crawley Magistrates Court yesterday.

He was remanded in custody for a pre-trial hearing at Lewes Crown Court on August 14.

He is alleged to have attempted to his murder 27-year-old wife on Friday evening.

Mrs Burstow was treated for facial injuries by paramedics at the scene and at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester. She was discharged from hospital on Saturday.