Kasabian’s Tom Meighan pleads guilty to assaulting ex-fiancée

Kasabian’s Tom Meighan pleads guilty to assaulting ex-fiancée

The former Kasabian frontman, Tom Meighan, has admitted to assaulting his ex-fiancée.

On Tuesday, singer appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court where he pled guilty to assaulting Vikki Ager on 9 April this year. He has been sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work.

The court heard Vikki 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 police was as a result of the assault, Radio X reports. Prosecutor Naeem Valli told the court the offence “could be argued to be relatively serious” – describing it as a “sustained assault”.

The news comes the day after it was announced he would be stepping down from the band, who took to Twitter to share their statement.

Tom Meighan was the frontman of Kasabian for 23 years, co-founding the Leicester outfit in 1997 with Serge Pizzorno, Chris Karloff and Chris Edwards.