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17th Jan 2022

AFTV regular handed increased prison sentence for violent stalking

Reuben Pinder

His sentence has been tripled

Liam Goodenough, known for his passionate rants on the AFTV YouTube channel under the nickname ‘DT’, has had his prison sentence increased after he stalked, assaulted and kidnapped his former partner.

He was handed his initial 12-month sentence on 5 November 2021, at Aylesbury Crown Court, while also being given a restraining order for 10 years.

As stated on “Liam Goodenough, 42, stalked his former partner as she went on a date, jealously sending the victim’s brother messages threatening suicide and demanding to know the location of the victim. Using a tracking feature on her phone, Goodenough drove to the hotel the victim was staying at and verbally abused her, as well as assaulting her companion. He then proceeded to photograph her in a state of undress.

“Goodenough dragged the victim out of the hotel room to his car, suggesting he had a knife and that her son was in the vehicle. However, when she realised that her son was not in the car she tried to escape. A bystander intervened and the victim was able to get out of the car, while Goodenough escaped.”

Goodenough’s 12-month sentence was referred to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme by the Solicitor General. On January 13, it was found to be unduly lenient and increased to three years.

Solicitor General, Alex Chalk QC MP said: “Goodenough subjected the victim to a shocking and frightening ordeal. I referred his sentence because I considered it did not reflect the gravity of the offending and was unduly lenient. I am glad that the Court of Appeal agrees.”

AFTV have since responded to the news with a statement, confirming that ‘Mr DT’ will never be on the channel again.

“DT appeared on AFTV on 1st January when the severity of his legal case was unbeknownst to us,” the statement read.

“The recent developments come as a complete shock to all at AFTV.

“In light of the shocking news, DT will be offered absolutely no place on the channel again.”