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Tweed admits nightclub assault

The widower of reality TV star Jade Goody has admitted assaulting a man outside a nightclub.

Jack Tweed, 24, pleaded guilty to common assault as his trial was due to begin at Redbridge Magistrates' Court.

Tweed, who married Big Brother star Goody shortly before she died from cervical cancer in March 2009, was involved in a brawl outside Deuces Bar and Lounge in Chigwell, Essex, in which a 21-year-old builder was knocked unconscious.

The court heard that Tweed, of Buckhurst Hill, Essex, punched Tom Grantham in the head on January 3 this year.

Tweed appeared alongside his brother, Lewis Tweed, 21, of Roebuck Lane, Buckhurst Hill, who also admitted common assault.

Prosecutor Alex Matic said police were called by CCTV operators who saw the fight take place. He said officers found Lewis Tweed at the scene but his brother had left.

Jack Tweed attended a police station two days later and gave a "no comment interview", Mr Matic said.

Describing the CCTV footage, Mr Matic said Mr Grantham is seen walking backwards and exchanging words with the Tweeds.

"Jack Tweed runs round the back of the claimant and swings a punch which connects with his head. The claimant staggers backwards for a short while then he falls to the ground," Mr Matic said. Jack Tweed attempted to kick Mr Grantham, and Mr Matic added: "Lewis Tweed is seen to kick the victim in the groin whilst he is on the ground, also he punches the victim in the face."

The Tweeds appeared in court alongside The Only Way Is Essex personality Mark Wright, who is accused of using threatening behaviour towards Mr Grantham.


From Belfast Telegraph