Queen’s Olympic ceremony stunt double jailed for attacking girlfriend

A stuntman who doubled for the Queen at the London Olympics 2012 has been jailed for pushing his former girlfriend down stairs, which “shattered” her shoulder.

Skydiver Gary Connery, 53, attacked Tanya Brass in 2020.

He was previously convicted of grievous bodily harm without intent.

At Oxford Crown Court, Judge Nigel Daly said: “You show no remorse for what happened and you do not seem to accept any fault on your behalf.”

The court heard Connery, from Henley-on-Thames, had pushed Ms Brass after an argument about who should turn the light off and who should close the gate in October 2020, after both had been drinking.

She suffered a “shattered” shoulder as well as a cut to her head, the prosecution said.

In a personal statement, Ms Brass told the court: “I just want Gary to take responsibility for what he has done and how he has impacted my family.

“The impact on every aspect of my life has been enormous.”

She said she felt “unsafe” to return to the house and became financially…

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