Care home Secret Millionaire tycoon cleared of assault

Tony Banks was accused of attacking Kimberley Anderson. Picture: Dan Phillips

Tony Banks was accused of attacking Kimberley Anderson. Picture: Dan Phillips

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Secret Millionaire tycoon Tony Banks has been cleared of battering his girlfriend after she said she had lied to police and made up the allegation against him.

The care home owner – a Falklands War veteran who appeared on Channel 4 show The Secret Millionaire after amassing a fortune through his Balhousie Care business – was alleged to have attacked Kimberley Anderson in Kirriemuir, Angus, on 9 December last year.

A sheriff has asked prosecutors to investigate Miss Anderson’s evidence after repeatedly warning her in the witness box that she could be perjuring herself or be admitting wasting police time when she made the allegations.

It emerged during the trial that the pair did not live together at the time of the incident but have since moved in together.

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