A star of AFTV - commonly referred to as Arsenal Fan TV - has had his prison sentence handed down by a court tripled after violently stalking, assaulting and kidnapping his former partner.
Liam Goodenough - who is known for his passionate rants on the AFTV YouTube channel under the nickname 'DT' or ‘Mr DT’ - was handed his initial 12-month sentence at Aylesbury Crown Court on November 5 last year.
Goodenough, who had been detained in Aylesbury after being arrested, was also given a restraining order for 10 years.
A decision to increase the sentence followed a referral to the Court of Appeal by the Solicitor General, Alex Chalk QC MP.
AFTV declared on Monday (17 January) that Goodenough will never be used on their channels again.
A report on gov.uk states: "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. A bystander intervened and the victim was able to get out of the car, while Goodenough escaped."
Goodenough's 12-month sentence was referred to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme. And on 13 January it was found to be unduly lenient and increased to three years.
Solicitor General, Alex Chalk QC MP said: "Goodenough subjected the victim to a shocking and frightening ordeal. I referred his sentence because I considered it did not reflect the gravity of the offending and was unduly lenient. I am glad that the Court of Appeal agrees."
What did AFTV say?
A statement from AFTV said: "This morning we have been made aware of news regarding DT, who was a regular contributor on AFTV until July 2021.
"We are utterly appalled and disgusted by his actions and totally condemn domestic abuse, or violence of any kind
"DT had made us aware of personal issues in his life, however we can unequivocally say that the extent of the information made public by the Government today is new to us
"DT appeared on AFTV on 1st Jan when the severity of his legal case was unbeknownst to us. The recent developments come as a complete shock to all at AFTV.
"In light of the shocking news, DT will be offered absolutely no place on the channel again."
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