ormer cage fighter and Katie Worth’s ex-husband Alex Reid has been jailed for eight weeks for contempt of courtroom after he lied in a witness assertion for a compensation declare following a automobile crash.
The Excessive Court docket heard that the 45-year-old made a county courtroom declare for about £20,000 in compensation after an Audi pushed by him was concerned in a collision with one other driver in January 2018.
As a part of that declare, he stated in a sworn assertion that he didn’t know a motorcycle rider referred to as Darren Summers, who it was claimed had witnessed the crash.
Nevertheless, the opposite motorist’s insurers, Axa Insurance coverage UK, found an article on a neighborhood information web site about an look Reid had made at a blended martial arts (MMA) masterclass in Ipswich in September 2017.
The article acknowledged that Mr Summers, a former European and world kickboxing champion, had organised the occasion for charity.
Reid – who married Worth in 2010 after seven months of relationship solely to separate after lower than a 12 months – admitted contempt of courtroom when Axa initiated Excessive Court docket committal proceedings in opposition to him in January this 12 months.
Sentencing him to eight weeks in jail, Mrs Justice Eady stated she took into consideration the mitigation put ahead on his behalf, together with that his fiancee is six months’ pregnant and he has lately been identified with Asperger’s syndrome.
Nevertheless, the decide stated that solely a custodial time period would mirror the intense nature of his dishonesty.
She stated he’ll serve half of his sentence in jail and the remaining half on licence following his launch.
On the committal listening to on Wednesday, the decide stated she agreed with Axa’s description of his actions as a “plain, deliberate and dishonest try and intrude with the administration of justice in a cloth means”.
The courtroom heard the collision occurred on January 29 2018 and that Reid and the opposite driver blamed one another for it.
When Axa raised the allegation of dishonesty as a part of the defence to Reid’s county courtroom declare, Reid discontinued the proceedings.