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the tdevlslon presenter had Slapped verdict after one juror w found guilty of harassing Anna Larke, his

ex-girlfriend on several occasions on Monday. 38, during a nine-month relationship that ended last year. Jurors at St Albans Crown Court were told that he was ajealous, controlling boyfriend who forced her to describe all of her previous sexual encounters in graphic detail so that he could record them in a notebook. Ms Larke said the comedian had forced her to throw away her DVD collection because she found some of the actors attractive, and made her sleep Justin Lee CoHins waits for a train after facing him, waking her up when she being sentenced in St Albans yesterday turned over in the night She said he had slapped her and spat in her face, act when he was found guilty but was and had ordered her to close her e-mail photographed laughing with friends after the verdict. A statement from his andsocial-networking accounts. Collins, who denied the charge, publicist said: "Justin is extremely disclaimed that Ms Larke was a "compul- appointed by the verdict He will consive liar" and that he had only ever sider his position with his lawyers." He began his career as a stand-up slapped her to stop her self-harming. Sentencing the comedian also to pay comedian before moving into radio prosecution costs of 3,500, Judge and TV work for the BBC, MTV and John Plumstead said that the unpaid Channel 4. He got his big break as host community service should be "hum- of The Friday Night Project alongside. bling work" for someone with such a Alan Carr. Collins ended a run in the West End high-profile career. "It would have been very much to your credit if vou Jlhs, musical Rocfc of Ages shortly before had had the courage to admit your F the case began. Last night it violence against Ms Larke and for ' ^ * emerged that he had withdrawn from a comedy charity gala for the that you will pay the price," he said. Prmce's Trust next month. Refuge, the domestic vioThe ten-day trial was told that lence charity, called the senthe comedian, who was married derisory: 'It does not and had two sons, had met Ms send a strong public mesLarke in 2006 when he hosted sage that domestic viothe Golden Joysticks Awards. lence, 01 *iii-eat of vioThe couple began a two-year lence, is as serious as any affair that he called off when other violent crime". his wife found out Collms, 38, did not reThey rekindled their relaAnna Larfce said that tionship at the end of 2010 CoHins had been the after the breakdown of Col-love of her lite" lins's marriage and began
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MI5 has abandoned me, says agent who infiltrated IRA

David Sanderson

Britain's security services have been accused of abandoning a secret agent who infiltrated the IRA and "saved countless lives" duringthe Troubles. Raymond Gilmour, who lives under an assumed name in southeast England, said that his MIS handlers had promised him 500,000, a new home, psychiatric support and a pension after his exposure as a "supergrass". He claims that he was provided with only a modest home and 600 a month for three years, and that his false identity does not stand up to scrutiny. He also claims to have suffered from alcoholism and post-traimiatic stress disorder, and that he has been left destitute. With the help of his MP, he is taking his case to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, which examines complaints against the intelligence services. Mr GUmour, who said that he was 17 when he joined the Irish National Liberation Army in 1976 as an undercover agent before moving to the IRA in 1980, was the only witness in a trial of 35 IRA suspects from Londonderry,

which collapsed in 1984. The Lord Chief Justice described Mr Gilmour's evidence as "unworthy of belief. Mr Gilmour told the BBC this week that he had been "heartbroken and disgusted" by the judge's comments. "I knew I was telling the truth," he said. "I was told there were deals struck by RUC men behind the scenes that decisions had to be made that wouldn't be palatable for me, so I was going to be the fall guy. "I brought the INLA to their knees in Derry, 1 brought the IRA to their knees in Deny and I saved countless lives. If I'm being treated like this after so many years, what do you think people down the chain are being treated like? 1 am living on a knife edge because of my mental health, I have no financial stability, which I was promised I have nothing." Ian Paisley Jr, the Democratic Unionist MP, said that agents who had risked their lives in the "dirtiest war ever this side of Kosovo" deserved protection. The Northern Ireland Office said it did not comment on whether a particular individual had been an agent

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