Melanie Sykes Speaks For The First Time About Her Arrest in 2013

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melanie sykes He first mentioned being arrested eight years ago.

In November 2013, the TV personality was arrested at her home after a disagreement with her then-husband. Jack Cockings.

talk to Times, Melanie recalled asking her partner to leave her house and “shutting herself up in her kitchen” after a “striking argument”.

Believing her husband was leaving, Melanie said she was unaware that her husband called the police, accusing her of assault.

The doorbell rang and I opened the door and they told me they were there to arrest me,” he explained, adding that he was “totally unaware” of why the police had come to his house.

“I was just like, ‘You’re kidding. I was totally shocked. It felt like an out-of-body experience. I’ve never been in trouble with the police. I’m not a violent person, I can’t do that.”

Melanie claimed that the police “didn’t control either side of the story” or asked if she had been the victim of any abuse.

The Times also said that Melanie was not allowed to wait for an emergency babysitter to care for her two sons, who were then 11 and 13, and she accepted an “implied warning” because she was “desperate”. to go back to the children”.

The old model’s warning was later revoked and deleted from the police record.

Melanie during an appearance on Loose Women earlier this week
Melanie during an appearance on Loose Women earlier this week

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Melanie said that after the police took her home, they started “laughing and joking” with her while she was still investigating the night’s events.

“They were laughing, joking and wanting to learn about the people I was working with on the way home,” she said. “’What is it like working with Des O’Connor?’.

In the back of the car I was having the most traumatic night of my life, trying to handle two police officers who wanted to have a relaxed and fun conversation with me. What should you do? You can’t tell the police that it’s really inappropriate talk because I was scared.”

Yıldız stated that she had “never talked” about the incident before, but decided to share her account of her treatment by the police. in the middle of the ongoing conversation following The murder of Sarah Everard by a Met officer earlier this year.

“I’m not talking about that, I’ve never mentioned that,” Melanie told the newspaper. “However, because of what happened, because of what’s in the news right now, I don’t want to talk about it right now. I want to talk about it and then hopefully help make some changes because it’s really important.”

He continued: “There’s a lot in the papers right now about the police and defenseless women. Since I wanted to shed light on this subject, it made me want to talk. And so the women out there know they’re not on their own and that’s what happened. What happened to me is a pattern, but I didn’t know.

“I don’t want a single moment. I want emphasis and a conversation that never stops until the behavior stops. The way these things work has to change.”

The Times noted that Melanie’s ex-husband, Jack Cockings, refused to speak to them for their stories.

in 2019 Melanie founded FrankA magazine that discusses women’s issues and aims to strengthen its female readership.

He is also campaigning for an overhaul of the education system to help people with autism who were recently diagnosed at age 51.

While discussing the past challenges he faced in his career, He told The Guardian last week: “I’ve often been told ‘oh, no one’s saying that’ or ‘no one has complained about it’ and now I know why.

“I used to think it was because I was a northerner and just an honest talker.”


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