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Arsenal Fan TV Contributor 'DT' Issues Statement After Being Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

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Arsenal Fan TV Contributor 'DT' Issues Statement After Being Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

Arsenal Fan TV contributor Liam Goodenough has released a statement on social media, days after his prison sentence for violent stalking was increased to three years.

Goodenough, who is widely known by the nickname 'DT', was handed a one year prison sentence in November last year after he stalked, assaulted and kidnapped his former partner.

The 42-year-old was also given a restraining order for a period of 10 years.

The sentence was then referred to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme by the Solicitor General and on January 13, it was found to be unduly lenient.

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Goodenough's sentence was increased to three years.

A statement on the gov.uk website stated: "Liam Goodenough, 42, stalked his former partner as she went on a date, jealously sending the victim’s brother messages threatening suicide and demanding to know the location of the victim.

"Using a tracking feature on her phone, Goodenough drove to the hotel the victim was staying at and verbally abused her, as well as assaulting her companion. He then proceeded to photograph her in a state of undress.

"Goodenough dragged the victim out of the hotel room to his car, suggesting he had a knife and that her son was in the vehicle. However, when she realised that her son was not in the car she tried to escape.

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"A bystander intervened and the victim was able to get out of the car, while Goodenough escaped."

Image credit: Thames Valley Police
Image credit: Thames Valley Police

On Thursday night, Goodenough released a statement on social media regarding his situation.

"I know a lot of you would have seen the news about me this week and I know I have let a lot of you down but there are always two sides to a story and mine will be told in good time," he wrote.

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"After months of receiving help and guidance I now know I was suffering from a mental breakdown and on that night I simply snapped.

"This is not me condoning my actions I am just trying to paint a picture of what was going on in my life at that time. All I ask from everyone is that you read the key parts of the report and not the sensationalised headline.

"I cannot apologise enough to my ex-partner for putting her through this. An eight year relationship will now be remembered for nine minutes of madness and I will forever be sorry for it.

"I want everyone to remember the innocent ones in this are my children. I am in regular contact with them but my actions have turned their lives upside down. All I can do now is serve my time and be a better father and man for it.

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"I have also heard about a statement that's been released from someone that I called a friend, again I will address this and its content in due course too!

"I'm sorry for letting you all down, I do not deserve anything from anyone but just know I am sorry.

"Take care and see you in a few years.

"DT."

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Featured Image Credit: Thames Valley Police/AFTV

Topics: Arsenal, Arsenal Fan TV

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