Jade Goody’s widower Jack Tweed has been jailed for 12 weeks for assaulting a taxi driver.

The 21-year-old, of Buckhurst Hill, Essex, showed no emotion as magistrates in Harlow passed an immediate term of imprisonment.

Jack, whose Big Brother star wife died from cancer last month, was found guilty of attacking Stephen Wilkins in Epping, Essex, last May following a trial at Epping Magistrates’ Court in March.

Jack clutched an overnight bag as he entered Harlow Magistrates’ Court followed by a crowd of photographers.

Jack’s lawyer told the court on Tuesday he had matured since the offence.

“Mr Tweed is 21. He was 20 at the time of this offence that took place 11 months ago. There has been no re-offending since that date.”

She said that Jack ‘has had to mature, and mature very quickly, in the last few months’.

She added: “To say that he is a changed man since May 2008 is perhaps an understatement. He has endured with dignity and maturity very difficult personal circumstances that have been well documented. He is a widower at the age of 21.

“His previous routine of going out with his friends and getting drunk, like he did in May – all that has been replaced.”

The lawyer, urging the magistrates not to impose an immediate jail term, said: “He appreciates that his past offending behaviour has let people down to a huge extent – people that matter to him. He is extremely regretful.”

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