Heather Mills attacker spared jail
- 17 August 2007
A freelance photographer has been ordered to do 140 hours of community service after being found guilty of attacking ex-model Heather Mills last July. The court heard how Jay Kaycappa grabbed Mills by the shoulder in order to spin her around to take her photograph. The estranged wife of Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and anti-landmine campaigner had ducked into a subway in order to avoid waiting paparazzi when the assault happened. Chairwoman of the bench Juliet Smith said to Kaycappa: “You demonstrated persistence that in fact we consider to be beyond an acceptable level. However your actions have not caused injury.” As well as community work, Kaycappa has been ordered to pay £100 to Ms Mills, £50 to her personal trainer who was with her at the time of attack and £1,000 costs. Kaycappa’s solicitor said his client would appeal against the conviction.