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Jade Goody's widower Jack Tweed sentenced for fight

  • 16 August 2011
  • From the section London
Jack Tweed
Jack Tweed had made a "large investment" in Deuces Bar and Lounge

Jack Tweed, the widower of reality TV star Jade Goody, has been told to "grow up" by a magistrate sentencing him for attacking a man at an Essex nightclub.

Tweed, 24, was given community service for punching Tom Grantham, 21, outside Deuces Bar and Lounge, in Chigwell.

He was given an 18-month supervision order, will do 100 hours of unpaid work and must enrol on a programme to prevent re-offending.

Tweed, who admitted common assault, was also told to pay £625 costs.

'Stop all this'

During the scuffle in January, Tweed, of Roebuck Lane, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, also aimed two kicks at Mr Grantham, but missed.

Susan Mann, chair of the bench at Redbridge Magistrates' Court, told Tweed: "I think you now understand that this has got to stop as Mr [Ronald] Jaffa [defending] has said.

"You get yourself into trouble, you drink, you hit someone and try to kick them, that's not the answer... grow up, stop all this, move on."

Tweed's brother Lewis, 21, who lives with Jack at their parents' home, had also admitted common assault.

He was fined £135, will pay £15 to his victim and must pay £625 costs.

'Large investment'

The court heard Jack Tweed and Mark Wright, who appears in reality series The Only Way is Essex, had both invested money in the nightclub.

It was firebombed in October last year and again on New Year's Eve.

Mark Wright
Mark Wright was cleared of using threatening words towards Mr Grantham

Then on 3 January, the Tweed brothers said they had thought they heard Mr Grantham threatening to attack the bar.

In a statement, Lewis Tweed said he "genuinely believed that the club might be attacked".

Mr Grantham was then assaulted by the two brothers.

Mr Wright was cleared of using threatening behaviour towards Mr Grantham earlier this month.

Defending Jack Tweed, Mr Jaffa said "Unfortunately on this particular evening it was the culmination of a large investment that had gone awry...and what you know happened, the threats that were being made."

He said the Tweeds were from a "hard-working and respectable" family and that Jack Tweed "doesn't ever want to be before the court again".

Jack Tweed has been jailed twice for violence - in 2006 for hitting a 16-year-old boy with a golf club, and in 2008 for assaulting a taxi driver.

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