AN IRANIAN woman typed a plea for help to the estate agent who came to value her new husband’s home.

Naser Ahmadi-Peyghambari, 46, denied assaulting his wife and charges were dropped by the |Crown Prosecution Service after his partner of 12 months withdrew her support for the prosecution.

But magistrates granted an application made by Wiltshire Police for a two-week domestic violence protection order banning him from the home.

Chairman of the bench Deborah Couzens said: “We consider this will allow her to engage with and understand what support services are available.”

Police were called after an estate agent visited the couple’s Stratton St Margaret home earlier this month and the woman showed the estate agent a message reading: “Help me, help me, I need police.”

The court was told a police officer was called out to the home and, using a Google Translate programme on a mobile phone, was told by the woman “I’m afraid of him” as she pointed upstairs to where her husband was.

Another message read: “If he finds out I’ve told you this he’ll be angry. The man gets angry.”

The woman, who had only been in the UK for a month-and-a-half, later told police through a translator that her husband had been physically abusive, kicking her, grabbing her around the throat and locking her out the house. Photographs were taken of bruises, which it was alleged had been caused by him.

She did not want to make a statement, but the exchange had been captured on police officers’ body worn cameras.

Ahmadi-Peyghambari was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Police said Ahmadi-Peyghambari’s wife had told officers that she loved her husband, who could be kind one moment but lost his temper the next. She wanted to give him a second chance.

Ahmadi-Peyghambari, of Gifford Road, opposed the application for the order.

He said he had been in the UK for 23 years, held a British passport and owned his home. He had been married for the last year.

“I totally deny the whole allegations and I did not do anything to my wife to harm her,” he told magistrates. He said he upheld a good reputation throughout his life.

Ms Couzens said: “We are satisfied that there was violence offered to this lady as illustrated by the photographs and the officer’s evidence.”