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Former Jackson bodyguard fined

Matt Fiddes acting as bodyguard to Michael Jackson at a fundraiser at Exeter City FC in 2002 Credit: suzan/ /EMPICS Entertainment

The former bodyguard to Michael Jackson has been fined for issuing a fake court summons. Martial arts expert Matt Fiddes from Barnstaple admitted the offence at Exeter Crown Court last month. It took place when he was acting in divorce proceedings and came to light as they didn't have a court stamp.

The judge today fined Fiddes £750 and ordered him to pay costs and £15 to the victim, telling him it was "rather a stupid thing to have done".

Jackson's ex-bodyguard to be sentenced in Exeter

Matt Fiddes was a security guard for Michael Jackson Credit: Lisa O' Connor/EMPICS Entertainment

A Devon man who used to be a bodyguard for Michael Jackson is due to be sentenced for issuing a fake court summons.

Matt Fiddes from Barnstaple, admitted one charge of delivering a copy of paper falsely purporting to be county court summons at a previous hearing at Exeter Crown Court. He is not expected to receive an immediate custodial term when he is sentenced at Exeter Crown Court.