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Fridge runner Tony Phoenix-Morrison charged with assault

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Image caption "Tony The Fridge" failed to run the London marathon four times in 24 hours

A charity fundraiser well-known for running with a fridge strapped to his back has been charged with assault.

Tony Phoenix-Morrison, better known as "Tony The Fridge", appeared at Sunderland Magistrates' Court to face four charges of assault and one of using violence to get into a home.

The 50-year-old from Hebburn, South Tyneside, denied the charges and was bailed to appear in court in September.

He was named fundraiser of the year at the Pride of Britain Awards 2014.

His challenges include running the length of Britain with the 42.5kg fridge on his back.

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