Boxer Joe Selkirk given community order for assault

Boxing champion Joseph Selkirk was given a community order today after admitting assaulting his girlfriend, Bollywood actress Amy Jackson, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

Boxing champion Joseph Selkirk and Bollywood star Amy Jackson. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire and Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Selkirk, from Bootle, and said to be living now in Spain, has been given a 12-month community order by magistrates and ordered to pay £300 costs.

The community supervision order will explore Selkirk's offending behaviour and he will take part in "building better relationships" sessions run by the Probation Service.

Selkirk, 28, had originally denied that he assaulted Ms Jackson in a row at the Malmaison hotel in Liverpool city centre in November, a CPS spokeswoman said.

Angie Rowan, senior crown prosecutor with the CPS Mersey-Cheshire, said: "Selkirk is a boxing champion and an assault by him would clearly have a substantial impact.

"There were witnesses to what had happened in the early hours of 8 November and they were definite about what they had seen."