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Eddie kidd's estranged wife due to be sentenced in court
9:29am Thursday 1st August 2013 in News
The estranged wife of paralysed former motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd is due to be sentenced after pleading guilty to assaulting him.
Samantha Kidd, 44, of high Street, Seaford, pleaded not guilty in January to claims she beat the 54-year-old wheelchair-bound star over a four-month period, and a two-day trial was set to start earlier this month.
But Sussex police said that at a pre-trial hearing at Brighton Magistrates' Court on July 4, Kidd admitted four counts of assault by beating between July and October last year.
Unemployed Kidd was released on bail ahead of sentencing at the same court.
Mr Kidd - who was paralysed and brain-damaged when a stunt went wrong in August 1996 - received an OBE last year for services to charitable giving.
He carried the Olympic torch through Lewes on July 17 last year after being selected for walking the 2011 London Marathon in 50 days and raising more than £100,000.
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