Wife of paralysed stunt rider Eddie Kidd is accused of assaulting him

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THE estranged wife of paralysed motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd has been charged with assaulting him.

Samantha Kidd, 44, is due to appear in court next month accused of assaulting Mr Kidd, 53, six times during a four-month period.

There have been reports that the couple’s five-year marriage was in trouble after Kidd left the marital home in Seaford, East Sussex.

In a statement, Sussex Police said: “After a prompt and thorough investigation into allegations of domestic abuse made on 11 December, a woman has been charged with six offences.

“Forty-four-year-old Samantha Kidd was charged with six counts of assault by beating between July and October this year.

“She has been bailed with stringent conditions not to contact the male victim, who was known to her, or to visit the area where he lives.”

Kidd, who is unemployed, will appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 9 January.

Mr Kidd was left paralysed and brain damaged in a motorbike accident at an airfield near Stratford-upon-Avon in 1996. Last year, he completed the London Marathon in 50 days.