VAL­LEYS STAR ‘SLAMMED CAR DOOR ON LOVER’S HEAD’

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By JON LIVESEY

A STAR of MTV’s slammed a car door on his girl­friend’s head, a court heard.

Leeroy Reed – who has been men­tored by busty glam­our model Anna Kelle – al­legedly at­tacked his part­ner af­ter an ar­gu­ment.

Re­al­ity TV star Reed, 22, is ac­cused of shut­ting the door of his BMW on vic­tim Rebecca Jones’s head.

A court heard how the pair’s one-year-old son was in the car when the “at­tack” took place. Reed – whose de­but rap al­bum re­cently reached the top 40 chart – de­nies as­sault and claims he was act­ing in self de­fence.

Prose­cu­tor Helen Ran­dall said: “He pulled the door, slam­ming it on the com­plainant’s head, caus­ing pain be­fore the com­plainant started to cry.”

The court heard that the al­leged at­tack took place out­side the vic­tim’s home in Brid­gend, near Cardiff, was wit­nessed by the vic­tim’s sis­ter Gemma Jones.

She told Brid­gend Mag­is­trates how the cou­ple had been ar­gu­ing in the BMW be­fore both got out and con­tin­ued their dis­pute in the street.

The court heard how Leeroy climbed back into the ve­hi­cle be­fore clos­ing the door on his girl­friend’s head as she leant in to speak to him.

Ms Jones said: “The car pulled up and Leeroy ap­peared ag­i­tated and tense, there was a ver­bal al­ter­ca­tion, swear­ing, it was heated.

“Leeroy then shoved Rebecca out of the way and then threw the baby’s car seat on to the road. He then came back to the front of the car to the driver’s side, shout­ing. He was then sit­ting in the driver’s seat and Rebecca was by the pas­sen­ger side of the door.

“I saw Rebecca put her head in­side the car while stand­ing and Leeroy turned and shut the door on her head in an ag­gres­sive man­ner. “He turned and pulled the door. The car door hit her and it caught her on her up­per fore­head near her tem­ples. ”

Leeroy, of Brid­gend, de­nies as­sault and the cou­ple have now split up.

Mel But­ler, de­fend­ing, said: “Rebecca was drunk and ag­gres­sive she was strik­ing blows, kick­ing, tear­ing at the door.” The Val­leys is a re­al­ity tele­vi­sion se­ries based in Cardiff and broad­cast on MTV.

It fol­lows young­sters from the South Wales Val­leys as they move to Cardiff to live out their dreams with the help from their new bosses Anna Kelle and Jor­dan.

The trial con­tin­ues.

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