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Eddie Kidd: Estranged Wife Denies Assault
The estranged wife of paralysed former motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd has pleaded not guilty to assaulting him.
Samantha Kidd, 44, is accused of beating Mr Kidd, 53, six times in four months.
Kidd, wearing a black coat, black boots and spotted tights, spoke only to enter six pleas of not guilty and to confirm her name.
Brighton Magistrates' Court heard that the beatings were alleged to have taken place between July and October last year.
Kidd was given bail on the condition that she is not to contact Mr Kidd and she is not to visit a property in Peacehaven except on one occasion with a police officer to collect belongings.
District Judge Stephen Nicholls said the trial will take place at the same court on July 9 and 10.
Mr Kidd was left paralysed and brain damaged in a motorbike accident 16-years-ago, but in 2011 he completed the London Marathon in 50 days.
In a statement after Kidd was charged, Sussex Police said: "After a prompt and thorough investigation into allegations of domestic abuse made on December 11, a woman has been charged with six offences.
"44-year-old Samantha Kidd, unemployed, of High Street, Seaford, was charged with six counts of assault by beating between July and October this year.
"She has been bailed with stringent conditions not to contact the male victim, who was known to her, or to visit the area where he lives."