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Ted Hankey: ‘Entitled’ former world darts champion jailed for two years for sexual assault

Former world darts champion Ted Hankey has been jailed for two years for a sexual assault caught on digicam.

Hankey, 54, pinned the younger lady down and, with an “air of entitlement”, sexually assaulted his sufferer, Chester Crown Court heard.

Jailing him, Judge Steven Everett, Recorder of Chester, mentioned Hankey would have “denied it to the bitter end” if the assault had not been caught on movie.

The footage was performed to the choose after the courtroom had been cleared of public and press.

Hankey, of Stoke-on-Trent, pleaded responsible at an earlier listening to to the one depend of sexual assault on 10 September final year in Crewe.

Former world darts champion Ted Hankey and his solicitor Sam Fixter arriving at Warrington Magistrates’ Court

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The darts participant, whose nickname is The Count, was the BDO world champion in 2000 and 2009.

He agave the plea throughout an look at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 14 April.

In a 10-minute listening to, Hankey, who arrived at court docket with a black snood protecting a part of his face, confirmed his identify, age and deal with earlier than admitting to the cost.

The sexual assault occurred in Crew, Cheshire, on 10 September 2021, with the prosecution lawyer Jonathan Wilkinson telling the court docket that the sufferer was beneath 18.

Hankey is a former BDO world champion (PA)

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His case had been adjourned for every week because the court docket had not acquired authorized papers.

Chair of the magistrates’ bench Andrew Brothers granted Hankey conditional bail till April 14, when he appeared at court docket in Warrington once more.

Hankey, of Wendover Grove, Berry Hill, Stoke-on-Trent, once more arrived at court docket with a black snood pulled as much as cover the decrease half of his face.

The darts participant, whose nickname is The Count, is a two-time world champion.

He first certified for the BDO World Championship in 1998 and went on to win in 2000 and 2009.

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