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Jade's husband guilty of assault

By Duncan Crawford
Newsbeat reporter, Epping Magistrates' Court

Jack Tweed
Tweed's lawyer said his wife's illness has changed him

Jade Goody's husband Jack Tweed has been found guilty of assaulting a taxi driver.

The 21-year-old was accused of threatening to stab Stephen Wilkins after a drunken night out in Essex.

The attack happened in Epping in May 2008.

Magistrates heard how Tweed grabbed Mr Wilkins around the neck as his taxi was doing around 50mph (80km/h).

Apparently he said: "Take me home or I'll stab you."

He even grabbed the handbrake sending the car spinning in the middle of road.

Tweed admitted he was "stupid drunk" after lots of beer, vodka and shots but said he had no memory of the incident and denied he assaulted the driver

Previous trouble

It's the second time in six months that Tweed has been convicted of assault.

Last year he was sentenced for attacking a teenager with a golf club.

He was let out of jail in January but was tagged and forced to live under a 7pm curfew.

Tweed's lawyer asked magistrates to delay sentencing because of his wife Jade Goody's cancer.

She told the court Tweed had changed because of her illness, that he was trying to care for her and his "partying" days were over.

Jade Goody's spokesman Max Clifford said she'd be upset when she heard the verdict. Jack Tweed will be sentenced later this month. He was warned he could be sent to prison again.

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