Inept wedding videographer in court

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A woeful wedding videographer who married the wife of one of his clients was made the subject of a restraining order after a row with her ex-husband.

Clayton Bennett, 50, admitted threatening behaviour after he clashed with Mark Fry in Peterlee town centre, County Durham, in December.

Bennett, a wedding photographer and video cameraman about whom numerous complaints have been made by disappointed clients, filmed the ceremony of Mr Fry and his bride Rose-Ellen Forster in April 2008.

Since then, Bennett and Ms Forster got together, married and had a baby.

Mr Fry was with his new partner Amanda Carr and her four-year-old daughter when the men clashed, with Bennett being branded the aggressor. Mr Fry was shoved into a shop front.

At Peterlee Magistrates’ Court, Bennett was sentenced to a 12 month Community Order with 80 hours of unpaid work.

A restraining order was made against him in respect of Mr Fry and his partner Amanda Carr, to last indefinitely. He must also pay £250 costs.

Bennett, of Cedar Terrace, Fencehouses, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, told the court: “I have no problem never seeing Mr Fry again.”

Earlier this year, Bennett’s video business attracted national publicity after newspapers showed examples of his inept work.

Two couples went to court and won compensation following claims that his videos were terrible.

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