Vikki Ager Wiki – Vikki Ager Biography
Vikki Ager is the former fiancée of Tom Meighan. The former Kasabian lead singer admitted to the assault of Vikki Ager on April 9
The 39-year-old was at Leicester Magistrates’ Court Tuesday and pleaded guilty
The former Kasabian lead singer admitted to the assault of Vikki Ager on April 9
The court was told that Meighan ‘smelt heavily of intoxicants’ as he assaulted her
Child witnessed assault and call 999 to say ‘domestic incident was taking place’
Tom Meighan Pleaded guilty
Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan today cried as he admitted attacking his fiancee and dragging her by the ankles in a wine-fuelled lockdown assault. Meighan is pictured with fiancee Vikki Ager at a movie premiere in London in June last year
Vikki Ager Attacked by her fiancee Tom Meighan
Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan today cried as he admitted attacking his fiancee and dragging her by the ankles in a wine-fuelled lockdown assault.
The 39-year-old appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to beating Vikki Ager in their back garden on April 9.
A judge sentenced him to 200 hours unpaid work after hearing his ‘girlfriend wants him back’.
The court heard Meighan ‘smelt heavily of intoxicants’ as he dragged Ms Agar across a canopy, threw her against a hamster cage and put his hands around her neck.
Tom Meighan fue condenado a 200 días de trabajo comunitario luego de declararse culpable por el cargo de violencia doméstica en contra de su ex pareja, Vikki Agerhttps://t.co/8AeP8dLHJ6
— CNN Chile (@CNNChile) July 7, 2020
He also hit her in the face and threatened to strike her with a wooden pallet.
Miss Agar, who did not support the prosecution and was said to be hopeful of resuming the relationship, was left with a series of injuries, the court heard.
A child witnessed the assault and called 999 to say a ‘domestic incident was taking place’, the court was told.
Siempre expresé que Kasabian era una de mis bandas favoritas por no decir que mi favorita, y bueno, les llegó la hora @KasabianHQ. Toda mi solidaridad con Vikki Ager quien fue víctima de agresión física por parte de Tom Meighan vocalista de la banda. pic.twitter.com/O0yTp2DhxZ
— Paula Pineda (@paulabrile8) July 7, 2020
rosecutor Naeem Valli said the child ‘sounded panicked and afraid’ while making the call and the victim could be heard saying ‘get off me, get off me’.
Mr Valli said officers described Ms Ager as being ‘visibly upset’ while Meighan was said to be ‘unco-operative and aggressive’.
Meighan, of Narborough, originally denied assault but after watching video footage, he told officers he could not watch it any further because it was ‘horrible’.
Meighan wiped his eyes with a tissue and held his head in his hands as footage of the attack was played.
The court heard Ms Ager suffered bruising to her knees, left elbow, outer ankle and big toe as well as a reddening around the neck, which she confirmed to officers was as a result of the assault.
Prosecutor Valli told the court the offence ‘could be argued to be relatively serious’ – describing it as a ‘sustained assault’.
Defending him, Michelle Heeley QC told the court he ‘offers his sincere apologies to the people he has let down and he has sought to address his offending behaviour’.
Ms Heeley had made an application to the court for Meighan’s address to be withheld from the public, quoting ‘high-profile cases such as Caroline Flack who committed suicide in similar circumstances’.
The judge dismissed the application after submissions said a section 11 order banning the publication of a defendant’s address was ‘not enacted for the comfort and feelings of defendants’.
Sentencing Meighan, District Judge Nick Watson said: ‘Ms Ager has not made a statement to police and does not appear to support this prosecution. Of course, that choice does not mean I should treat this offence any less seriously.
‘You knocked Ms Ager over on more than one occasion and put your hands to her throat.
‘You hit her in the face and pushed her into a hamster cage, which resulted in injury to her head.
‘You threatened her with a wooden pallet. It seems you thought better of it, thankfully, and threw it down on the hot tub aggressively. Throughout most of the video she could be seen fighting you off.
‘There are a number of things which make this offence more serious. A child was witness to this behaviour and she must have been frightened over what was happening.
‘The police have been called before and there is evidence of previous abusive behaviour. Ms Ager says what happened was an isolated event.
‘I need to take account of the fact that not only did you hurt Ms Ager, you also let down many people – band members and those who love your music.
‘They will be shocked about what you did that night. I have been told that you have recognised that you have a problem with alcohol.’