Jeremy McConnell handed 20 months in prison, suspended for 12 months for Stephanie Davis assault
Jeremy McConnell has been handed 20 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, after he was found guilty of assaulting his on/off girlfriend Stephanie Davis at her Liverpool home on March 9, on Monday.
Jeremy appeared in court on Friday, where Judge Lloyd said: “Your personal circumstances have been outlined to me…
“The most important part of your mitigation is that you are a man of 27 years of previous good character.”
Judge Lloyd said she did not feel “the trappings of fame” should make her treat this case any differently, and therefore handed Jeremy 20 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months.
He must carry out a Building Better Relationships course with the Probation Service, as well as 15 days of Rehabilitation Activity Requirements.
He must also complete 200 hours unpaid work and pay Steph £1,000 compensation. £1,000 costs were also awarded to the prosecution.
The judge also passed a three-year restraining order, of which the terms are that Jeremy is “not to contact directly or indirectly, by any means Stephanie Davis, except by solicitors or as directed by the family court for the purposes of child contact.” He is also not to enter the road Steph lives on.
During mitigation Jeremy’s “difficult upbringing” was brought up by Mr Morris for the defence, after he lost his mum, brother and sister at the age of 13 – followed by his dad’s death in June this year.
He suggested there are “undiagnosed bereavement issues” with his client as a result.
Earlier this week, the court heard a day of shocking evidence, about how Stephanie “feared for her life” as Jeremy “grabbed her face” before throwing her around “like a ragdoll”.
Delivering her guilty verdict on Monday, Judge Lloyd said: “This is a sad story. It’s about what happened when a relationship has broken down.“Mr McConnell may prefer to think he acted in self-defence. I believe his judgement was totally clouded by drugs and alcohol.”
The couple met on Celebrity Big Brother in 2016 and went on to have a baby – Caben-Albi, seven months, together.
Stephanie didn’t attend court to see Jeremy be sentenced on Friday. A spokesperson for the former Hollyoaks actress said: “Stephanie won’t be attending court again today as she will be busy with Caben.
As a single mother her priority has to be the continued focus on her son. We await the sentence news later today with interest.”
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