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Eddie Kidd wife jailed after attack

Samantha Kidd, 44, pleaded guilty to four counts of assault by beating of the 54-year-old wheelchair-bound star days before she was due to face a two-day trial last month.

Brighton Magistrates' Court heard that unemployed Kidd tried to throttle him, slapped him on the the face and chest and kicked him.

Kidd, of High Street, Seaford, dressed in a floral dress, showed no emotion as district judge William Ashworth sentenced her to five months' prison, concurrent on each count, and imposed a restraining order

Eddie Kidd's estranged wife to be sentenced

The estranged wife of Eddie Kidd is due to be sentenced in Brighton today. Samantha Kidd admitted assaulting the paralysed motorbike stunt rider, days before she was due to stand trial.

Samantha Kidd, who is 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 earlier this month.

But at a pre-trial hearing at Brighton Magistrates' Court on July 4, Kidd admitted four counts of assault by beating between July and October last year.

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Samantha Kidd in court - full report

The estranged wife of paralysed former motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd has pleaded not guilty to assaulting him.

Samantha Kidd, who's 44, is accused of beating Mr Kidd six times in four months. Before they split up, the couple lived together at Peacehaven in Sussex.

Our correspondent Malcolm Shaw was at Brighton Magistrates Court for today's hearing.

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