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A video of a mock beheading has been played in court as far-right criminal Blair Cottrell appeals his conviction for inciting hatred against Muslims in country Victoria.

Cottrell and two supporters beheaded the dummy outside Bendigo’s council offices in October 2015 to protest a planned mosque, before being convicted of inciting hatred, contempt and ridicule of Muslims.

Some of Cottrell’s supporters laughed and clapped as the video of the beheading, and two others showing Cottrell speaking about his case, were played during a County Court of Victoria appeal against the conviction on Monday.

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Prince Andrew speaks publicly for first time about relationship with Jeffrey Epstein

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Prince Andrew is tonight speaking publicly for the first time in a ‘no holds barred’ interview about his relationship with billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein – revealing that he ‘trusted’ him and never saw anything suspicious. 

A BBC Newsnight interview sees the Duke of York questioned about his links to the disgraced financier who was found dead earlier this year in a prison cell while being held on sex trafficking charges.  

Andrew, 59, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II and eighth in line to the throne, has been heavily criticised over his links to multimillionaire Epstein, who died in custody in the US in August. 

Speaking during the interview, he defended spending four days with Epstein after his release from jail in 2010 for soliciting and procuring a minor for prostitution.

He said: ‘I went there with the sole purpose of saying to him that because he had been convicted, it was inappropriate for us to be seen together. 

‘And I had a number of people counsel me in both directions, either to go and see him or not to go and see him and I took the judgement call that because this was serious and I felt that doing it over the telephone was the chicken’s way of doing it.’

Prince Andrew tonight told the BBC that when Epstein was a guest at Windsor Castle and at Sandringham in 2000 there was 'no indication' of wrongdoing

Prince Andrew tonight told the BBC that when Epstein was a guest at Windsor Castle and at Sandringham in 2000 there was 'no indication' of wrongdoing

Prince Andrew tonight told the BBC that when Epstein was a guest at Windsor Castle and at Sandringham in 2000 there was ‘no indication’ of wrongdoing 

Speaking during the interview, he said the appeal of Epstein was that 'he had the most extraordinary ability to bring extraordinary people together'

Speaking during the interview, he said the appeal of Epstein was that 'he had the most extraordinary ability to bring extraordinary people together'

Speaking during the interview, he said the appeal of Epstein was that ‘he had the most extraordinary ability to bring extraordinary people together’

The Duke of York , speaking for the first time about his links to Jeffrey Epstein in an interview with BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis

The Duke of York , speaking for the first time about his links to Jeffrey Epstein in an interview with BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis

The Duke of York , speaking for the first time about his links to Jeffrey Epstein in an interview with BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis 

In an image released by Newsnight today Andrew looked terse and sombre as he spoke for the first time in a TV interview about his relationship with Epstein, who was seen with after he was jailed in the US for prostituting minors

In an image released by Newsnight today Andrew looked terse and sombre as he spoke for the first time in a TV interview about his relationship with Epstein, who was seen with after he was jailed in the US for prostituting minors

Jeffrey Epstein's police mugshot

Jeffrey Epstein's police mugshot

Andrew (left) also again rejects the claim by one of Epstein’s (right) victims, Virginia Roberts, that he had sex with her when she was 17 

But asked why he decided to continue staying with a convicted sex offender, he said: ‘It was a convenient place to stay. I mean I’ve gone through this in my mind so many times. 

‘At the end of the day, with a benefit of all the hindsight that one can have, it was definitely the wrong thing to do. 

‘But at the time I felt it was the honourable and right thing to do and I admit fully that my judgement was probably coloured by my tendency to be too honourable but that’s just the way it is.’ 

Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to procuring a girl under the age of 18 for prostitution and served 13 months in a US prison before being released on probation.

He was arrested in July on new federal charges that he trafficked girls as young as 14 for sex, but was found dead in New York’s high-security Metropolitan Correctional Center on August 10 as he awaited trial.

A photograph apparently showing Andrew with his arm around then 17-year-old Roberts, now Giuffre, and with Epstein’s friend Ghislaine Maxwell standing in the background, has been widely published. Supporters of Andrew, however, have disputed its authenticity. 

Asked why he first met Epstein, Andrew said the appeal of Epstein was that ‘he had the most extraordinary ability to bring extraordinary people together’.

He said: ‘I mean I don’t go into a friendship looking for the wrong thing, if you understand what I mean. 

‘I’m an engaging person, I want to be able to engage, I want to find out, I want to learn.

‘You have to remember that I was transitioning out of the Navy at the time and in the transition I wanted to find out more about what was going on because in the Navy it’s a pretty isolated business because you’re out at sea the whole time and I was going to become the special representative for international trade and investment.’

In extracts released before the interview aired this evening, the Duke of York said he recognises it was wrong and now regrets going to stay with Epstein in New York after the financier’s release from prison on child sex offences.

Referring to the Queen and the Royal Family, he admitted he ‘let the side down’.

The Duke also said he does not remember meeting Virginia Roberts, the woman who claimed she had sex with him when she was 17.

He told the BBC’s Emily Maitlis: ‘It was a convenient place to stay. I mean I’ve gone through this in my mind so many times. At the end of the day, with a benefit of all the hindsight that one can have, it was definitely the wrong thing to do.

‘But at the time I felt it was the honourable and right thing to do and I admit fully that my judgement was probably coloured by my tendency to be too honourable but that’s just the way it is.’

The infamous photograph of Prince Andrew smiling as he stands with his left arm around the waist of a young Virginia Roberts has dogged him for years

The infamous photograph of Prince Andrew smiling as he stands with his left arm around the waist of a young Virginia Roberts has dogged him for years

The infamous photograph of Prince Andrew smiling as he stands with his left arm around the waist of a young Virginia Roberts has dogged him for years 

Prince Andrew is pictured with Epstein in Central Park in New York in February 2011

Prince Andrew is pictured with Epstein in Central Park in New York in February 2011

Prince Andrew is pictured with Epstein in Central Park in New York in February 2011

Virginia Roberts as coerced by paedophile US businessman Jeffrey Epstein, a friend of the Duke, into having sex with Andrew on three occasions

Virginia Roberts as coerced by paedophile US businessman Jeffrey Epstein, a friend of the Duke, into having sex with Andrew on three occasions

Virginia Roberts (pictured) alleges she was coerced by paedophile US businessman Jeffrey Epstein, a friend of the Duke, into having sex with Andrew on three occasions

The claim came in a further extract from the interview which will be aired in full on BBC 2 tonight.

Andrew also said: ‘The problem was the fact that once he had been convicted I stayed with him.

‘That’s the bit I kick myself for on a daily basis because it was not something that was becoming of a member of the Royal Family and we try and uphold the highest standards and practices and I let the side down, simple as that.’

During the exchange, Andrew again rejects the claim by one of Epstein’s victims, Virginia Roberts, that he had sex with her when she was 17.

The prince says he does not even remember meeting Miss Roberts, despite the existence of a photograph showing him with his arm around the teenager’s bare waist alongside Epstein’s alleged ‘madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell.

‘She says she met you in 2001, she says she dined with you, danced with you at Tramp nightclub in London.

‘She went on to have sex with you in a house in Belgravia belonging to Ghislaine Maxwell, your friend. Your response?’ asks Miss Maitlis.

‘I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever,’ Andrew replies.

‘You don’t remember meeting her?’ the interviewer asks.

‘No,’ Andrew firmly states.

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell pictured together in New York in 2005

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell pictured together in New York in 2005

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell pictured together in New York in 2005

Prince Andrew has previously denied being aware of any of Epstein's illegal activities. He is pictured above in 2010 answering the door of Epstein's New York mansion

Prince Andrew has previously denied being aware of any of Epstein's illegal activities. He is pictured above in 2010 answering the door of Epstein's New York mansion

Prince Andrew has previously denied being aware of any of Epstein’s illegal activities. He is pictured above in 2010 answering the door of Epstein’s New York mansion

The full interview, which was conducted at Buckingham Palace, was shown on BBC 2 at 9pm tonight in a Newsnight special: Prince Andrew & The Epstein Scandal.

According to royal sources, the programme makes for uncomfortable viewing at times, but, they say, is a ‘no holds barred’ discussion of the Epstein case. 

A friend of Prince Andrew told the Daily Mail’s Richard Kay: ‘In a way, he is saying ‘judge me’.

‘Everything else had failed, he had no alternative.’

Insiders have also said that the Duke felt he had no choice but to speak out after being left ‘paralysed’ by his inability to defend his reputation.

Jeffrey Epstein was ‘found hanging in his jail cell using a paper bed sheet’ – authorities say it was suicide but his brother claims: ‘He didn’t kill himself’

The cell Epstein would have been held in have 'paper level sheets', a steel frame bed you cannot move, no light fixtures and no bars

The cell Epstein would have been held in have 'paper level sheets', a steel frame bed you cannot move, no light fixtures and no bars

The cell Epstein would have been held in have ‘paper level sheets’, a steel frame bed you cannot move, no light fixtures and no bars

Jeffrey Epstein was found ‘unresponsive’ at around 6.30am in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on August 10, 2019 – a month after his arrest.

Prison staff were unable to revive him. He was then rushed to the infirmary inside the jail.

From there, he was placed in an ambulance and taken to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. 

Since Epstein’s suicide, there has been widespread speculation as to how he managed to kill himself after an earlier failed attempt to take his own life weeks earlier.

Prison procedure dictates that an inmate goes through a screening process to determine if they are at risk of harming or killing themselves. 

Critics, including his brother, have suggested he was ‘bumped off’.

Mark Epstein says he has seen no evidence to support the New York City Medical Examiner’s conclusion that his brother committed suicide.

He added: ‘Jeffrey knew a lot of stuff about a lot of people’. 

One close aide told The Daily Telegraph that the scandal ‘turns over every day in his head’.

The aide added: ‘It was certainly the hardest thing he has ever done. For any of us to talk about this stuff no matter who you are, it would be difficult. It takes a huge amount of courage.’

Filmed on Thursday, the Mail understands that, over 45 minutes, the Queen’s son was ‘machine-gunned’ with questions about everything from his family to his sex life in excruciating detail.

The palace did not ask for any questions to be submitted in advance, and no assurances were given. One of those present claimed the Queen’s normally rather pompous and garrulous son was surprisingly ‘humble and candid’.

‘Maitlis doesn’t pull her punches and [people] were wincing slightly at times but he didn’t shy away from answering a single question,’ said one.

It is highly unusual for a member of the Royal Family to speak about something so personal and controversial in a one-on-one interview. Only the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Charles, both speaking about their failed marriage, have done so. Both programmes were considered disastrous for the monarchy.

Andrew – long believed to be the Queen’s favourite son – informed his mother about the interview in advance and was, apparently, given her blessing.

A source close to the prince said: ‘He wouldn’t do anything without discussing it with her majesty first.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman added: ‘The Queen is aware of the interview.’

It is the first time the prince has been publicly grilled about his friendship with the American sex abuser who was found dead in his New York prison cell in August while awaiting trial for sex-trafficking.

He has been dogged by the scandal since 2010, when he was photographed visiting the disgraced Wall Street money man in New York following Epstein’s release from jail following a conviction for prostituting minors.

He lost his job as a roving UK trade ambassador as a result of the outcry.

Since then the prince has been forced to deny claims by Epstein’s teenage ‘sex slave’ Miss Roberts that she was flown to London on the billionaire’s jet, the ‘Lolita Express’, for sex with the prince.

She claims Miss Maxwell told her: ‘I want you to do for him what you do for Epstein.’

Miss Roberts, now a 35-year-old mother, alleges that it was one of three occasions she was forced to have sex with the prince, which also included an ‘orgy’ at Epstein’s home in the US Virgin Islands. In the face of the prince’s denials she has said ‘he knows the truth and I know the truth’ and recently said he deserves to be sent to prison.

Buckingham Palace has always called the allegations ‘false and without any foundation’, saying ‘any suggestion of impropriety with under-age minors was categorically untrue’.

A view of Jeffrey Epstein's stone mansion on Little St. James Island (pictured above) - where Andrew was accused of taking part in an orgy in 2015 court documents

A view of Jeffrey Epstein's stone mansion on Little St. James Island (pictured above) - where Andrew was accused of taking part in an orgy in 2015 court documents

A view of Jeffrey Epstein’s stone mansion on Little St. James Island (pictured above) – where Andrew was accused of taking part in an orgy in 2015 court documents

FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein's US Virgin Island Little St James in August - it earned the nickname 'paedo island'

FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein's US Virgin Island Little St James in August - it earned the nickname 'paedo island'

FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein’s US Virgin Island Little St James in August – it earned the nickname ‘paedo island’

Miss Maxwell has always denied being involved in a sex-trafficking network run by Epstein. This week’s bombshell interview took place in the grand south drawing room of the palace.

‘It’s quite raw and it’s emotional,’ a source said, ‘But he doesn’t shy away from answering anything – and I mean anything – and hopes this honesty will enable him to draw a line under things once and for all.’

Privately, palace officials admit that Andrew’s decision to allow himself to be questioned on television is a huge gamble and ‘may all go horribly wrong’.

But one insisted: ‘There’s two narratives about the duke. The first that he is some sort of horrible, seedy person, the second – from those who actually know him – that he is decent, honourable, kind and is continually being crucified for mistakes he has already held his hands up to. He has honestly, straightforwardly addressed some difficult questions and hopefully that authenticity will allow people to see the real narrative.’

It is understood that Andrew is emphatic in his denials when he is asked by Maitlis whether he had sex with Miss Roberts.

The prince will also claim that he visited Epstein in the States in 2010 only to tell him that he could no longer have any contact with him because he felt this was the ‘honourable’ thing to do.

A member of Miss Roberts’ legal team, Jack Scarola, said he would like the prince to submit to an interview under oath instead of giving statements to the media that carry ‘little weight’. He said there was an FBI investigation into those involved in facilitating Epstein’s abuse and Andrew ‘would be a key witness’.

How Duke of York’s annual meetings with Epstein including after he was sent to jail caused Prince Andrew decades of trouble

Here is a timeline of the duke’s relationship with Epstein.

– 1999

Andrew first meets Epstein, reportedly introduced through his friendship with Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell.

Andrew welcomes Epstein to the Queen’s private Scottish retreat in Aberdeenshire. Andrew later says he sees Epstein ‘infrequently’, adding ‘probably no more than only once or twice a year’.

– 2000

Andrew and Ms Maxwell are seen on holiday with Epstein at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.

Epstein and Ms Maxwell attend a party at Windsor Castle hosted by the Queen to mark Andrew’s 40th birthday, the Princess Royal’s 50th, the Queen Mother’s 100th and Princess Margaret’s 70th.

– 2001

Virginia Roberts claims to have had sex with Andrew ‘three times, including one orgy’, with the first encounter allegedly taking place in Ms Maxwell’s London townhouse. Ms Roberts claims to have had sex with Andrew on two more occasions, at Epstein’s New York home and at an ‘orgy’ on his private island in the Caribbean.

– 2008

Epstein admits prostituting minors and is sentenced to 18 months in prison.

– 2010

Epstein is released from jail. Andrew is photographed with the disgraced Epstein in New York’s Central Park.

Footage emerges years later, reportedly shot on December 6 2010, showing him inside Epstein’s Manhattan mansion, from where he is seen looking out from a large door of the property waving a woman goodbye after Epstein leaves to get into a chauffeur-driven car.

– 2011

The duke quits his role as UK trade envoy after the fallout from the Central Park photos.

– 2015

Buckingham Palace denies Andrew has committed any impropriety after he is named in US court documents related to Epstein. A woman, later named in reports as Ms Roberts, alleges in papers filed in Florida that she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was 17, which is under the age of consent in the state.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Andrew, in his first public engagement since he was embroiled in the allegations, responds, saying: ‘Firstly I think I must, and want, for the record, to refer to the events that have taken place in the last few weeks.

‘I just wish to reiterate, and to reaffirm, the statements that have already been made on my behalf by Buckingham Palace.’

In April the claims against Andrew are struck from US civil court records following a federal judge’s ruling.

– 2019

Newly released legal documents show that Johanna Sjoberg, another alleged Epstein victim, claimed Andrew touched her breast while sitting on a couch inside the US billionaire’s Manhattan apartment in 2001.

Buckingham Palace said the allegations are ‘categorically untrue’.

Epstein is found dead in his jail cell on August 10, having killed himself after being charged with sex trafficking.

Later that month a pilot on Epstein’s private jet claims Andrew was a passenger on past flights with the financier and Ms Roberts.

The Sun newspaper reported that David Rodgers said in a testimony released in August that Epstein, Andrew and the-then 17-year-old travelled to the US Virgin Islands on April 11 2001.

Buckingham Palace describes the evidence statement as having ‘a number of inconsistencies’ and said that Andrew was on a different continent in some cases.

Following Epstein’s death, a statement from the palace says that Andrew is ‘appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes’.

Breaking his silence on the issue for the first time since 2015, Andrew then releases a statement on August 24 saying: ‘At no stage during the limited time I spent with him (Epstein) did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction.’ 

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‘I tried my best and I hope you know that’: Heartbroken mother’s tribute to six-month-old baby

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Hope Morris, 22, said she was back and forth to doctors with baby son Hunter (pictured)

Hope Morris, 22, said she was back and forth to doctors with baby son Hunter (pictured)

Hope Morris, 22, said she was back and forth to doctors with baby son Hunter (pictured) 

The mother of a six-month-old baby who tragically died of a mystery illness has paid tribute to her son.

Hope Morris, 22, from Swansea said she was back and forth to the doctors with her baby son Hunter but couldn’t put her finger on what was wrong with him.

She said she took him to Morriston Hospital on October 25 where he stayed for two nights with an infection and was then discharged.

Then on November 6, Ms Morris said Hunter started crying uncontrollably and would not take his food.

After putting him to sleep, Ms Morris woke up in the early hours of the following morning to find Hunter ‘lifeless and purple’.

She attempted CPR in a desperate attempt to save his life, but there was nothing she could do to save him.

In a post on Facebook Ms Morris, who also has a two-year-old son called Leo, said: ‘You’ve left a big hole in my heart, my handsome boy. I wished at the time I could have saved you.

Hope Morris with Hunter and his brother Leo. Ms Morris has paid tribute to her six-month-old baby boy after he died from a mystery illness

Hope Morris with Hunter and his brother Leo. Ms Morris has paid tribute to her six-month-old baby boy after he died from a mystery illness

Hope Morris with Hunter and his brother Leo. Ms Morris has paid tribute to her six-month-old baby boy after he died from a mystery illness

Ms Morris said she took Hunter (pictured) to Morriston Hospital in Swansea on October 25 where he stayed for two nights with an infection and was then discharged

Ms Morris said she took Hunter (pictured) to Morriston Hospital in Swansea on October 25 where he stayed for two nights with an infection and was then discharged

Ms Morris said she took Hunter (pictured) to Morriston Hospital in Swansea on October 25 where he stayed for two nights with an infection and was then discharged

A week after being discharged from hospital Ms Morris woke up in the early hours of the morning to find Hunter 'lifeless and purple'

A week after being discharged from hospital Ms Morris woke up in the early hours of the morning to find Hunter 'lifeless and purple'

A close friend of Ms Morris, Jessica Chambers, is now raising money to pay for Hunter's funeral

A close friend of Ms Morris, Jessica Chambers, is now raising money to pay for Hunter's funeral

A week after being discharged from hospital Ms Morris woke up in the early hours of the morning to find Hunter ‘lifeless and purple’

‘I tried my best and I hope you know that. I’ll always talk about you to Leo who adored you so much. He walks into your room to look in the Moses basket to see if you’re there.

‘I just want to hold you and let you how much I love you.’

A close friend of Ms Morris, Jessica Chambers, is now raising money to pay for Hunter’s funeral.

She said: ‘Hope is very upset and confused as she still doesn’t know how he died. She’s trying to stay strong for Leo. I can’t even begin to imagine what she’s going through at the moment.

Hunter and his brother Leo who is two years old

Hunter and his brother Leo who is two years old

Hunter and his brother Leo who is two years old 

‘It’s absolutely heartbreaking. I have my own baby the same age as Hunter, so as soon as I found out what had happened I went straight home to hug him.’

Ms Morris, who lives in Portmead, Swansea, is now awaiting the results of a postmortem so she can find out what caused Hunter’s death.

‘She was persistent that something wasn’t right with him,’ added Jessica.

‘She wanted to stress that she was very thankful to the police and hospital staff who were wonderful throughout the ordeal.’

Jessica is planning on taking part in a skydive later this year to raise funds for the family.

‘No money will ever change things, but I’m doing this to take some stress off the family at this very difficult time,’ she added.

‘However big or small, every penny would be appreciated.’

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Ashley Brazier, 31, attacked his girlfriend in a jealous rage and tried to shove her out of their first-floor flat window

Ashley Brazier, 31, attacked his girlfriend in a jealous rage and tried to shove her out of their first-floor flat window

Ashley Brazier, 31, attacked his girlfriend in a jealous rage and tried to shove her out of their first-floor flat window

A violent boyfriend who tried to throw his pregnant girlfriend out of a window and punctured one of her lungs after he noticed a man ‘liked’ her Facebook photo has been jailed for three years and nine months.   

Ashley Brazier, 31, picked up his 7st 2lbs partner and tried to chuck her out of the window before pinning her against a wall by the throat and dislodging one of her ribs.

A ‘petrifying’ game of cat-and-mouse began where Brazier repeatedly spat in his girlfriend’s face as she fought to escape. He then slapped her with such force that it caused ringing in her ear.

The victim managed to prevent falling by extending her body across the window frame in the second of two attacks, Canterbury Crown Court heard. 

Meanwhile Brazier, of Whitstable in Kent, struck her with a phone after accusing her of having an affair.    

His anger intensified after his attempted push failed, Prosecutor Amy Nicholson told the court on Thursday. 

During the attack, Brazier dislodged his partner’s rib, delivered an uppercut to her torso and punctured one of her lungs which doctors had to inflate twice.

He struck her with a phone and pinned her against a wall by the throat - and has now been jailed for three years and nine months for grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm at Canterbury Crown Court (pictured)

He struck her with a phone and pinned her against a wall by the throat - and has now been jailed for three years and nine months for grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm at Canterbury Crown Court (pictured)

He struck her with a phone and pinned her against a wall by the throat – and has now been jailed for three years and nine months for grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm at Canterbury Crown Court (pictured)

He then stripped her and locked her out of the room, only relenting after realising the damage he had caused.

She was sent to the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent, where doctors installed a drainage tap.

The victim was unaware that she was in the early stages of pregnancy at the time of the assault.

In a previous attack, Brazier became suspicious of one of his partner’s texts while drinking at a friend’s home in Ramsgate, Kent.

The thug called his girlfriend ‘a s**g’, slapped her, pulled clumps of her hair and spat in her face in front of a seven-month-old baby in June.

Meanwhile the victim branded Brazier ‘spiteful, cruel’ and claimed he ‘threw away her father’s ashes’.

Miss Nicholson said the events have ‘ruined’ the victim’s life, during the hearing.

Brazier had allegedly thrown away his partner's father's ashes and has been described as 'spiteful, cruel'. In a previous attack, he called her 'a s**g', slapped her and pulled clumps of her hair after growing suspicious of one of her text messages

Brazier had allegedly thrown away his partner's father's ashes and has been described as 'spiteful, cruel'. In a previous attack, he called her 'a s**g', slapped her and pulled clumps of her hair after growing suspicious of one of her text messages

Brazier had allegedly thrown away his partner’s father’s ashes and has been described as ‘spiteful, cruel’. In a previous attack, he called her ‘a s**g’, slapped her and pulled clumps of her hair after growing suspicious of one of her text messages

Brazier had 41 previous convictions including two for harassment, six for battery, 10 for criminal damage as well as multiple breaches of court orders.

Judge Rupert Lowe scalded Brazier for his campaign of violence and humiliating the woman with ‘signature attacks’ of stripping her.

The judge said Brazier posed a ‘significant risk to the public’ but could not impose an extended sentence because his sentencing powers were restricted. 

Brazier has been jailed for three years and nine months for grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm.     

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