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Boxer sentenced for assaulting Bollywood actress

Boxing champion Joseph Selkirk, from Bootle, has been given a community order today after admitting assaulting his girlfriend, Bollywood actress Amy Jackson, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Boxing champion Joseph Selkirk Credit: PA

Selkirk, 28, had originally denied that he assaulted Ms Jackson in a row at the Malmaison hotel in Liverpool city centre in November, a CPS spokeswoman said.

He told a local newspaper that he would fight the allegations - but pleaded guilty at the start of the trial at Liverpool Magistrates' Court on March 17, she added.

Bollywood actress Amy Jackson Credit: PA

The court heard that the couple had both been drinking on the night of the attack, and that a hotel night porter said he saw Selkirk push Ms Jackson as she tried to get out of the car.

When police were called, Ms Jackson was said to be holding her jaw and wincing in pain.

Selkirk, from Bootle, and said to be living now in Spain, has been given a 12-month community order by magistrates and ordered to pay £300 costs.