Melanie Sykes opens up about arrest for the first time as she slams police

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Melanie Sykes has first opened up about her arrest in 2013, while police officers seem more interested in her showbiz career.

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Seven years ago, the TV presenter was arrested for assaulting ex-husband Jack Cockings.

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Melanie Sykes has opened up about her arrest in 2013 for the first time
The TV presenter was arrested seven years ago for assaulting ex-husband Jack Cockings

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The TV presenter was arrested seven years ago for assaulting ex-husband Jack Cockings

Sykes denied the claims and successfully fought for caution for the common assault to be removed from his record.

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Reflecting on the incident at her west London home on 12 November 2013, Sykes said she was “absolutely shocked” when two police officers came to her home and said they were there to arrest her.

“It felt like an out-of-body experience. I’ve never been in trouble with the police. I’m not a violent person — I’m not capable of that,” she said many times.

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The presenter had previously locked herself in her kitchen after an argument with Cockings, who had been married for six months.

According to Sykes, her then-husband had packed his bags after asking her to leave.

However, she was unaware that he had called the police and told that he had assaulted her.

Sykes told the publication that Metropolitan Police officers were interested in learning about her showbiz career while driving her back home from the station, and asked what it was like working with her late co-host Des O’Connor.

“I was in the back of the car, having had the most painful night of my life, trying to manage two police officers who want to have a casual, fun chat with me.

“What are you supposed to do? You can’t tell the cop it’s a really inappropriate conversation because, well, I was scared.”

The TV star claimed she was not allowed to wait for an emergency babysitter to look after her two children, Roman, then 11, and Valentino, who was nine, from her previous marriage, who were in police custody. I had stayed at home with the Cockings during her time there.

She felt that the authorities seemed to instinctively believe the Cockings version of events.

The two separated that night and their divorce was finalized in 2016.

Sykes denied the claims and successfully struggled to get him to caution for the common assault that was removed from his record.

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Sykes denied the claims and successfully struggled to get him to caution for the common assault that was removed from his record.

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