Arsenal fan DT breaks silence on jail sentence and says "there are two sides to a story"

Arsenal Fan TV contributor Liam Goodenough, better known as DT, has seen his prison sentence trebled this week - with the channel confirming he'll never appear again


Posted Friday, January 21, 2022 by Dailystar.co.uk

Arsenal fan DT breaks silence on jail sentence and says

Arsenal Fan TV star Liam Goodenough, known as DT, has issued a statement after his prison sentence was extended this week.

Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, Goodenough was convicted of kidnapping, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and stalking involving serious alarm or distress after pleading guilty on 5 November 2021, at Aylesbury Crown Court.

Additional charges of controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship and disclosing a private sexual photograph with intent to cause distress were also to lie on file.

Goodenough was initially handed just a 12-month sentence along with a restraining order for a period of 10 years.

But Goodenough saw his sentence extended to three years after his case was sent to the Court of Appeal by Solicitor General Alex Chalk QC MP to be reviewed under the unduly lenient sentence scheme.

The 42-year-old has been a regular contributor to AFTV since the channel was born in 2014.

And Goodenough has now broken his silence with a statement on Twitter: "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.

"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.

"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."

Goodenough was last seen on AFTV on New Year's Day following Arsenal's 2-1 defeat to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.

But the channel released a statement after Goodenough's extended sentence was confirmed, with AFTV making it clear that Goodenough would not be contributing to the channel going forward.



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