Jack Tweed free for his wedding night
Jack Tweed will be able to stay with his new wife Jade Goody on their wedding night after the Home Secretary intervened to alter a curfew placed on him.
Jack Tweed will be able to stay with his new wife Jade Goody on their wedding night this Sunday (22.02.09).
The UK home secretary, Jack Straw, intervened after prison governors yesterday warned Jack would still be subject to a 7pm curfew - part of his parole conditions for assault charges.
Jack Straw's office confirmed he had intervened in this "exceptional case" and the curfew was altered.
Jade - who is in a critical condition and only has weeks to live after her cervical cancer spread and was diagnosed as terminal - was said to be "absolutely thrilled" by the news.
A spokesperson for the ministry of Justice said: "Jack Straw has enormous sympathy for Jade and her family. She is showing extraordinary courage and our thoughts are with her."
Tweed was originally scheduled to be back at his mother's house in Essex by 7pm on the night of the wedding, Sunday (22.02.09). Now he will be allowed to stay with his new wife until 3pm the following day.
Jade's spokesperson, Max Clifford, said the altering of the curfew is the: "dream finish to her dream day".
Tweed, 21, was sentenced to 18 months in jail last September after assaulting a teenager with a golf club in 2006, but released early in January.
Tweed and Jade will marry in a ceremony at Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hertfordshire.