Essex

Jade Goody's widower Jack Tweed denies McDonald's assault

Jack Tweed
Image caption Jack Tweed, who was married to Jade Goody, denied a number of charges relating to a visit to McDonald's

The widower of reality TV star Jade Goody has denied assaulting a member of McDonald's staff and causing damage to napkins and cups worth £2.50.

Jack Tweed, 27, of Buckhurst Hill in Essex, visited a branch of the fast food restaurant in Chelmsford in October, magistrates heard.

He is said to have thrown BBQ sauce at an employee and allegedly took part in a food fight.

Mr Tweed pleaded not guilty to all four charges and will face trial in June.

Prosecutor Phil Pearson summarised the charges at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court, and claimed Mr Tweed had been to the McDonald's outlet in Boreham at around 03:30 BST on 9 October while "under the influence of alcohol".

He was accompanied by two men and two women, the court heard.

Image copyright Google
Image caption The incident is alleged to have taken place at a McDonalds restaurant in Boreham, Chelmsford

Mr Pearson said Mr Tweed started to become disorderly and began throwing cups, napkins and other items around with his friends.

He is accused of assaulting a McDonald's employee by pushing him in the chest and throwing items out of a drive-through window.

A short time later, Mr Tweed is accused of kicking the door of a man's vehicle at a nearby petrol station and using "insulting words", Mr Pearson said.

The hearing was adjourned until June when a trial will take place at the same court.

Mr Tweed married Big Brother contestant Jade Goody, 27, days before she died from cervical cancer in March 2009.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites