UK Music News: Rapper Skinnyman Jailed
On Thursday July 14th 2011 legendary UK rap artist Skinnyman was imprisoned for 16 months at London’s Blackfriars Crown Court for: two counts of assault, breach of a non-molestation order and witness intimidation.
Skinnyman, real name Alexander Holland, started a ‘campaign of harassment’ against his ex girlfriend back in June 2010 after they split up, according to officers from Islington’s police force “Alexander Holland refused to accept responsibility for his actions throughout his trial” which ultimately forced the victim to give evidence in court.
The 31 year old UK hip hop emcee, native to Finsbury Park, is said to have bombarded the victim on a daily basis with ‘threatening’ phone calls and text messages up until the 27th of August 2010, the date he pursued her in a vehicle in a attempt to run her off the road.
When his ex girlfriend stopped her car Skinnyman is reported to have proceeded with vandalizing her vehicle with a hammer while shouting threats. This wasnt the end of the ordeal as the ‘Council Estate Of Mind’ rap artist opted to abuse and threaten the woman outside Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on February 3rd 2011.
Det Con Jose Lagares of Islington police is reported to have stated that Skinnyman’s sentencing has taken into account the amount of time he has spent in remand and should send a clear message to all who think they are above the law
“His sentence takes into consideration the amount of time he spent on remand and should send a clear message that no one is above the law” – Det Con Jose Lagares of Islington police