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Kerry Katona's husband charged with assaulting her

Kerry Katona and George Kay Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Kerry Katona and George Kay married last year

The husband of reality TV star and former singer Kerry Katona has been charged with beating her up at their home in East Sussex.

George Kay, 35, has been charged with assault by beating and unlawful possession of a stun gun disguised as a torch.

Labourer Mr Kay was arrested at the couple's home in Crowborough on 3 October.

Sussex Police said he was charged on Saturday after answering bail.

A spokesman gave his address as Hollybank Moore, Warrington.

Mr Kay is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on 26 November.

The former singer recently returned to her band Atomic Kitten as part of ITV's The Big Reunion show. She was the winner of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here in 2004 and runner-up of Celebrity Big Brother in 2011.

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