Monday 11 December 2017

Wet Wet Wet star admits assault

Neil Mitchell has admitted assaulting his girlfriend
Neil Mitchell has admitted assaulting his girlfriend

Wet Wet Wet keyboard player Neil Mitchell has admitted assaulting his girlfriend.

The 44-year-old was due to stand trial at Kingston Crown Court on Monday morning but changed his plea at the last minute.

A previous court hearing was told he drunkenly punched and kicked Olivia Warren during a row at her home in south west London, last July, and pulled her hair.

He had earlier denied assaulting her, causing actual bodily harm, when he appeared at West London Magistrates' Court in October.

The nine-minute hearing at the court in Surrey was told on Monday that the pair hope to have a future together despite the attack, which left Miss Warren with a black eye.

However Mitchell, of Cleveden Road, Glasgow, has been banned from contacting Miss Warren or entering the road where she lives in Fulham.

The musician, who hit the charts with songs including Love is All Around, Angel Eyes and Goodnight Girl, was released on bail by Judge Susan Matthews QC.

He will be sentenced at Kingston Crown Court on June 14.

Press Association

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