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Kerry Katona's Estranged Husband, George Kay, Pleads Not Guilty To Assault Charges

11/01/2016 16:11 GMT | Updated 11/01/2016 16:59 GMT

Kerry Katona’s estranged husband, George Kay, has pleaded not guilty to assaulting her.

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George appeared at the Hove Trial Centre on Monday (11 January), being charged for assault and possession of an illegal weapon last year.

He was photographed on his way to court wearing a blue blazer and grey trousers, where he denied allegations of assaulting his wife.

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George Kay

Back in October, it was reported that George had been arrested by Sussex police after a physical attack on Kerry, while illegally armed with a Taser, which he was later charged for.

Police confirmed at the time that a 35-year-old woman “sustained bruising to her face and arms”, and that a 35-year-old man had been arrested.

George will return to court in April, after being freed on bail by the judge.

As part of his bail, he is not allowed to enter Crowborough, where Kerry lives with her five children.

When asked whether he could temporarily break the conditions of his bail to get his haircut in Crowborough, The Mirror have quoted the judge as telling him: “No, that's slightly daft. You can get your haircut somewhere else.”

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Kerry and George, photographed together last year

Following George’s arrest last year, Kerry confirmed that her marriage was over, five months after the birth of their daughter, and just over a year after they tied the knot.

Her representative said at the time: “It is with deep sadness that Kerry announces the end of her marriage to George Kay. Her focus now will be on her gorgeous children.”

Kerry has since spoken about the breakdown of their marriage during an emotional appearance on ‘Loose Women’, tearing up at one point during her interview.

She told the panel: “I’m still madly in love with George but we’re no longer together.

“I just think the whole marriage thing, like I say, I’m not ready to take my ring off. I’ve just always wanted to be a wife and a mum."

The former Atomic Kitten singer also insisted that she “doesn’t regret” her marriage to George, but doesn’t see herself getting married for the fourth time, revealing: “It’s just not meant to be. I’m just meant to be a mum and look after my kids.”

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