Bez protests over jail term

Former Happy Mondays star Bez was jailed for four weeks yesterday after assaulting his ex-girlfriend during a row over money.

The former Celebrity Big Brother winner accused the mother of his two-year-old son of stealing his cash and flew into a rage as he put his hands round her neck and throttled her.

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After receiving a community order at Manchester Magistrates' Court and being asked for 450 in costs, he told chair of the magistrates Marie Cash that he would not obey the sentence, and protested his innocence.

Ms Cash then told him he was going to jail for one month.