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Tweed to attend Goody's funeral

Jade Goody and Jack Tweed
Tweed and Goody married just weeks before she passed away

Jack Tweed will be able to attend his late wife Jade Goody's funeral next weekend, after his sentencing for assaulting a taxi driver was postponed.

A Harlow Magistrates Court spokesman confirmed the date had been moved to take place on 16 April.

Tweed was found guilty of assault earlier this month and was released on unconditional bail.

The 21-year-old married Goody, 27, last month. The reality TV star passed away on Sunday.

Tweed has just finished a stint in prison after being convicted of assault in a separate case last year.

Floral tributes

He was released early from jail providing he wore a tag and made sure he was at his mother's house by 7pm every night.

However, the curfew was relaxed on the day of his wedding to allow him to spend the night with Goody.

Tweed denied the latest conviction, after he was accused of attacking taxi driver Stephen Wilkins last May.

The court in Epping heard he grabbed the driver around the neck while the car was moving and swore at him.

Goody's funeral will take place on 4 April at a church near her home in Essex.

Hundreds of people have been leaving floral tributes outside her home.

Her mother, Jackiey Budden, said her daughter, who died of cervical cancer, would have been "overwhelmed" by the public's reaction.



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