Jailed: Samantha Kidd receives five month sentence for assaulting her paralysed husband

Eddie Kidd with his estranged wife Samantha
Eddie Kidd with his estranged wife Samantha

The estranged wife of paralysed former motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd has been jailed for five months after she admitted assaulting him.

Samantha Kidd, 44, pleaded guilty to four counts of assault by beating of the 54-year-old wheelchair-bound star days before she was due to face a two-day trial last month.

Today Brighton Magistrates’ Court heard that unemployed Kidd tried to throttle him, slapped him on the face and chest and kicked him, swearing at him and calling him an offensive name relating to his disability.

Prosecutor Suzanne Soros said that on one occasion Kidd, who was paralysed and brain-damaged when a stunt went wrong in August 1996, was left shaking and “absolutely hysterical” by her actions.

Kidd, of High Street, Seaford, East Sussex, dressed in a floral dress, showed no emotion as district judge William Ashworth sentenced her to five months prison, concurrent on each count, and imposed a restraining order.