THE estranged wife of paralysed motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd has been charged with assaulting him.
Samantha Kidd, 44, is due to appear in court next month accused of assaulting Mr Kidd, 53, six times in four months.
There have been reports that the couple's five-year marriage was in trouble after Kidd left the marital home in Seaford, East Sussex.
In a statement, Sussex Police said: "After a prompt and thorough investigation into allegations of domestic abuse made on 11 December, 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."
Kidd will appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on January 9.
Mr Kidd was left paralysed and brain damaged in a motorbike accident 16 years ago, but last year he completed the London Marathon in 50 days.