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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.


Eddie Kidd's wife in court charged with assaulting him

Samantha Kidd, the estranged wife of daredevil motorbike rider Eddie Kidd - is appearing before Brighton magistrates today. Sussex Police have charged her with assaulting her husband six times within the space of four months between July and October 2012.

Mrs Kidd was freed on police bail in December with instructions not to contact Mr Kidd or visit the area where he lives, after the allegations of domestic abuse were made. Eddie Kidd, who uses a wheelchair, was paralysed when a stunt went wrong in August 1996.