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Justin Lee Collins found guilty of harassment of ex-girlfriend Anna Larke

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Justin Lee Collins has been found guilty of harassment of his ex-girlfriend Anna Larke.

After three days of deliberations, Collins was convicted at St Albans Crown Court today (October 9) of harassment causing fear of violence between January and July 2011.

Justin Lee Collins

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The 38-year-old TV presenter has been sentenced to 140 hours of community service.

Collins's agent said: "Given the verdict, we will not be putting out a statement at this time."

Collins had denied the charge during the trial, where the jury was told that he had kept a notebook record of Larke's sexual history that he used against her.

Anna Larke

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Larke also claimed that Collins had physically and emotionally abused her and pushed her into moving traffic on one occasion.

Collins argued that Larke had tried to blackmail him for £20,000 during their relationship, a claim she denied.

The TV presenter also told the court that he was so desperate to end his relationship with Larke that he had threatened to kill himself by jumping off Clifton Suspension Bridge, though he also admitted that he "had no intention of doing so".

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