AN estate agent accused of murdering his wife in Stoke Prior has told a court she would regularly make fun of the size of his genitalia.

David Clark, 49, is charged with stabbing wife Melanie, 44, in the chest with a cooking knife after drinking with friends to celebrate New Year's Eve.

Police were called to the marital home in Cloverdale, Bromsgrove, where Mrs Clark was pronounced dead 12 minutes into the New Year.

Mr Clark told Birmingham Crown Court today (Thursday) how the couple had rowed about Mrs Clark’s lesbian fling with one of their friends' daughters just before her death.

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He said his wife would often talk about the size of his genitalia and revealed she had also had a separate affair with a married man.

Giving evidence, he said: "She often talked about it. In comments and conversations she would always refer to it.

"She would just say it was small.

"It made me feel inadequate. I felt so sad.

"She would taunt me a bit and say horrible things. She would just bring these things up - I don't know why she would bring them up.

"She wouldn't always let me do things the way I wanted to do them. That made me feel worthless, like I did not have a say. I felt like a puppet."

Alisdair Williamson, defending, read an email Mr Clark received from a woman who claimed Mrs Clark had an affair with her husband.

Mr Clark said: "At first I did not believe it. But I came to believe that Melanie had had an affair with the man.

"We agreed that we would tell the other before sleeping around before we were married.

"I confronted her. All I wanted was the truth. I wasn't horrible or nasty to her. I did not raise my voice. I just wanted the truth.

"I still love Melanie and I have forgiven her.

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"After I moved back in with Melanie following the split, she was suspicious of me whatever I did."

The court heard Mrs Clark had been so paranoid about her husband's whereabouts she installed a locator app on his phone which tracked his every movement.

Mr Clark added: "My wife put it on my phone. I did not really know how to turn it off.

"I was having problems with my phone. I did not have enough memory and I had to delete some apps.

"My wife checked my phone to see what I had been doing. She wanted to know why I had deleted the locator.

"She was really, really angry. She was so cross with me.

"I had no reason to hide from her or do anything behind her back. I was being honest with her.

"When she was angry she would call me names. She would taunt me. She would get right up into my face. She was always angry.

“Sometimes she would hit me. It made me feel I wasn't a man."

Mr Clark, who was born in Durban, South Africa, and served in the military there, broke down into tears as he told the court how his wife would mix up his shirts, which he liked to arrange by colour.

Clark, of Bromsgrove, denies murder. The trial continues.