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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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Jury due back at court in Justin Lee Collins trial

A jury will continue deliberations tomorrow in the trial of television presenter Justin Lee Collins, who is accused of harassing his ex-girlfriend.

The panel of nine women and three men were unable to reach a verdict on Saturday after being sent out by the judge to begin their deliberations and will return to St Albans Crown Court tomorrow.

Comedian Justin Lee Collins. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

They had been asked to come into court on Saturday, an unusual move because courts do not usually sit at the weekend, so that Judge John Plumstead could finish his summing up in Collins's case.

It is believed there may be problems with juror availability this week and Judge Plumstead was keen to retire jurors as soon as possible.

Long-haired Collins, who appeared in court dressed in a checked shirt, pair of jeans and a dark blazer, denies harassing his former partner Anna Larke.

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