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Justin Lee Collins found guilty

The television presenter Justin Lee Collins has been found guilty of harassing his former partner, Anna Larke. He has been sentenced to 140 hours community service within the next 18 months and ordered to pay £3,500 in prosecution costs.

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Justin Lee Collins 'rant' brought out the 'demon'

The relationship Justin Lee Collins had with a former girlfriend brought out the "demon" in him, a court has heard. St Albans Crown Court was played a secret recording made by Anna Larke in which he appears to verbally abuse her during an argument last July.

Justin Lee Collins, arrives at St Albans Crown Court Credit: Press Association

Prosecutor Peter Shaw said: "You are telling her there is something about this relationship, something about her that brings the demon out in you."

But Collins insisted the rant was completely out of character and it sounded "like someone else".

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