Jack Tweed jailed over attack
The husband of late reality TV star Jade Goody was jailed for 12 weeks on Tuesday, some three weeks after she died, over an attack on a taxi driver.
Jack Tweed's sentencing had already been delayed, to allow him to care for Goody while she was dying of cervical cancer and then to attend her funeral following her death on March 22.
The 21-year-old was found guilty in March of attacking Stephen Wilkins last May. The court heard how Tweed grabbed the taxi driver in a headlock and threatened to stab him after being asked to pay the fare in advance.
It was his second conviction in six months, after he was given an 18-month jail term last September for hitting a 16-year-old boy with a golf club.
He was released from prison in January, but had to wear an electronic tag and abide by a curfew -- which was relaxed notably to allow him to spend his wedding night with Goody after they married in February.
Goody, who was 27 when she died, found tabloid fame after appearing on the British edition of "Big Brother" in 2002 and transforming her 15 minutes of fame into a full-time celebrity career.
She released an autobiography, a perfume and an exercise video, and saw her notoriety go global when she subjected Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty to racist bullying on "Celebrity Big Brother" in 2007.
Goody's example has been hailed by cancer charities as well as Prime Minister Gordon Brown for prompting a surge in the increase of young women taking tests for cervical cancer.
Speaking at Tuesday's court hearing, presiding judge Margaret Webb said Tweed would have faced a longer sentence, but for his "changed circumstances."
"We have borne in mind the recent change in your personal circumstances and have reflected this in the length of the sentence, which would otherwise have been 18 weeks," she said.