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Justin Lee Collins fined for speeding offence in Gloucestershire

Justin Lee Collins Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Images

Justin Lee Collins, has been fined for speeding on the M5 in Gloucestershire. The comedian, 38, pleaded guilty to driving his Mini Cooper at 76mph when subject to a 50mph limit. He was caught speeding between junction 16 Almondsbury and junction 17 Cribbs Causeway.

He was due to appear at Bath Magistrates' Court but pleaded guilty by post. He must pay £327 for the offence which happened in September last year.

Ex-girlfriend of Bristol star speaks about abuse

The ex-girlfriend of Justin Lee Collins has spoken of how the Bristol comedian tormented her with mental abuse and controlled every aspect of her life with him.

In her first television interview, Anna Larke condemned the sentence Collins was given after being found guilty of harassment. She said she was speaking out to try to stop others suffering.

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Justin Lee Collins rules out an appeal

Justin Lee Collins was found guilty of harassing his ex-girlfriend Credit: PA

Shamed Bristol-born television presenter Justin Lee Collins has refused to accept that he violently abused his ex-girlfriend - but has ruled out a legal appeal.

On Tuesday, a jury convicted the long-haired, bearded performer of harassing recovering alcoholic Anna Larke.

Now Collins, who is 38, has issued a statement saying he would "never accept the allegation that I am violent or an abuser".

The jury at St Albans Crown Court heard that during their seven-month relationship last year the entertainer made Ms Larke sleep facing him, made her write down all her previous sexual experiences and assaulted her.

After he was convicted he was photographed laughing, which he said did not reflect how he really felt.

Justin Lee Collins found guilty of harassment

Justin Lee Collins was found guilty of harassing his ex-girlfriend Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Bristol-born television presenter Justin Lee Collins has been found guilty of harassing his former partner, Anna Larke.

A jury at St Albans Crown Court heard that the 38-year-old subjected the video games public relations worker to sustained emotional and domestic abuse during their seven-month relationship, and made her write down in a Pukka pad all her previous sexual encounters regardless of how graphic.

The court was told that Collins made her sleep facing him, throw away DVDs because they featured actors she found attractive and made death threats against her.

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Jury still out in Justin Lee Collins trial

Justin Lee Collins is accused of harassing his ex-girlfriend Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

One of the jurors in the Justin Lee Collins trial has been discharged. This morning the 11 remaining jurors will enter their third day of deliberations in the trial of the Bristol-born television presenter, who is accused of harassing his ex-girlfriend.

During the 10-day trial at St Albans Crown Court, jurors heard details of his tempestuous relationship with Anna Larke, in which they frequently fell out and argued.

Latest on trial of Bristol comedian Justin Lee Collins

A court has been hearing how Bristol born comedian Justin Lee Collins began a "campaign of abuse" against a former girlfriend.

Justin Lee Collins arriving at court in St Albans Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The prosecution claims that Mr Collins, seen here at an earlier hearing and who denies causing fear of violence, kept notes of Anna Larke's past relationships, had hit her in the face and pulled her hair.

The prosecution claims that Mr Collins, seen here at an earlier hearing and who denies causing fear of violence, kept notes of Anna Larke's past relationships, had hit her in the face and pulled her hair. The trial continues