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Former Kasabian frontman sentenced to 200 hours unpaid labour following attack on ex-fiancée

The incident occurred on April 9th 2020

Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has been sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid labour following an attack on his ex-fiancée Vikki Agers.

The 39-year-old appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court today where he plead guilty to assaulting Ms Ager on April 9th 2020.

The court heard today that the Leicester singer “smelt heavily of intoxicants” as he “threw the victim across the room in a rage," which led her to hit her head off a hamster cage.

Meighan also grabbed her by the leg and hit her on the head before hitting her further with a wooden palette.

He then dragged her by the ankles to their back garden.

A child also witnessed the assault before they contacted emergency services to report a that a "domestic incident was taking place."

During the call, Vikki could be heard in the background saying “get off me, get off me”.

During the attack, she suffered bruising to her knees, left elbow, outer ankle, and big toe. She all suffered reddening around the neck.

The couple are believed to have met in 2016, before becoming engaged the following year.

Tom Meighan originally denied that the assault had taken place but after being shown CCTV footage of the incident, he told authorities he didn't want to watch it because it was "horrible."

During sentencing, District Judge Nick Watson said: “Ms Ager has not made a statement to police and does not appear to support this prosecution. Of course, that choice does not mean I should treat this offence any less seriously."

On Monday, Kasabian announced that Tom Meighan was to leave the band by "mutual consent."

"Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behaviour for quite some time and now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track," they announced.

Women's Aid have condemned their statement saying: "Disappointing to see

Kasabian say the reason their lead singer was leaving the band was due to ‘personal reasons that affected his behaviour’."

"Today he pleaded guilty to assaulting his former fiancée in front of a child. There is no excuse for abuse."

If you have been affected by any of the themes in this article, please reach out:

Children At Risk Ireland - 1890 92 45 67

Teenline - 1800 833 634

Childline - 1800 66 66 66

Women’s Aid -  1800 34 19 00

Men's Aid - 01 554 3811

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