Kidd's wife admits assault

The estranged wife of paralysed former motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd has pleaded guilty to assaulting him - days before she was due to stand trial.

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The wife of former motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd has pleaded guilty to assaulting him - days before she was due to stand trial.

Samantha Kidd pleaded not guilty back in January to claims she beat the paralysed star, but at a hearing today at Brighton Magistrates' Court, the 44-year-old admitted the charges. Watch Andrew Pate's report.

Video: Eddie Kidd then and now

Samantha Kidd, the wife of a former stunt rider has admitted assaulting her husband.

This video shows old footage of Eddie Kidd doing motorbike stunts, walking for charity in London, followed by him carrying the Olympic torch through Lewes in July 2012.

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Wife of former stunt rider admits assaulting him

Eddie Kidd carried the Olympic torch through Lewes on July 17 2012 Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The estranged wife of paralysed former motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd has pleaded guilty to assaulting him - days before she was due to stand trial.

Mr Kidd - who was paralysed and brain-damaged when a stunt went wrong in August 1996 - received an OBE last year for services to charitable giving. He carried the Olympic torch through Lewes on July 17 2012.

Eddie Kidd's wife admits assaulting him days before trial

The estranged wife of paralysed former motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd has pleaded guilty to assaulting him - days before she was due to stand trial.

Samantha Kidd, 44, pleaded not guilty in January to claims she beat the 54-year-old wheelchair-bound star over a four-month period, and a two-day trial was set to start next Tuesday.

Today at a pre-trial hearing at Brighton Magistrates' Court, Kidd admitted four counts of assault by beating between July and October last year, Sussex Police said.

Unemployed Kidd, of High Street, Seaford, East Sussex, was released on bail and she will be sentenced on August 1.

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