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  • 13 March 2014, 14:46

Kelly Brook's Boyfriend Crashed Van Of Badgers

The on-off boyfriend of model Kelly Brook has been fined after crashing a van carrying dead badgers into a bus stop during a cull in Gloucestershire.

David McIntosh - a former Royal Marine who has also appeared on the TV show Gladiators - had been hired to transport the animals in September last year.

In a letter written to magistrates, he said the crash happened when a radio he used to communicate with police fell under the foot pedals of the vehicle. 

The 28-year-old pleaded guilty by post to driving without due care and attention and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

He was fined £91 with a £20 victim surcharge, told to pay £30 costs and his licence was endorsed with six penalty points.

On his personal website, McIntosh says he served in "many conflict zones from the Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia to Northern Ireland".

"Between his time acting, modelling and celebrity personal training David couldn't let go of the action and danger he was accustomed to as a Royal Marine and still works in various hot spots around the world as a hired security operative fighting Terrorism and Piracy in Africa," it adds.

A Gloucestershire Police spokeswoman said: "We are aware that David McIntosh pleaded guilty today to driving without due care and attention and driving other than in accordance with a licence, following a road traffic collision in September last year.

"We are also aware of his reasons for that crash."

She also denied allegations made during the case that the police had communicated the whereabouts of anti-cull protesters to marksman killing the badgers.

"Throughout Operation Themis, the policing response to the pilot badger cull, we have maintained our operational independence and ensured the safety of the public," she said.

"We are now investigating the comments made by Mr McIntosh and determining if any further action is appropriate."

The pilot badger cull saw cull 921 badgers killed in Gloucestershire and another 940 shot in Somerset.

However, neither pilot managed to kill the 70% of the badger population said to be needed to make the cull effective in reducing TB in cattle.

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