Tony ‘The Fridge’ assault case is adjourned

Tony 'The Fridge' Morrison.
Tony 'The Fridge' Morrison.

The trial of charity champion Tony ‘The Fridge’ Morrison has been adjourned by magistrates again after the runner changed his legal representation.

It was the sixth hearing at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court into the assault case, which had initially been listed for trial on December 15 last year.

It was vacated and listed on March 9, before being adjourned to take place today.

The 51-year-old, famous for raising more than £100,000 for charity by running with a 42kg fridge on his back, has previously denied all charges against him.

These are four counts of common assault of members of the Mallaby family, and one of using violence to secure entry into their home in Hylton Lane, Bunny Hill, Sunderland, on June 16, last year.

Now a review hearing will be held in two weeks’ time after the trial was vacated for a third time due to changes to Morrison’s legal representation.

Morrison’s new solicitor Kevin Smallcombe had asked the bench to adjourn the case until September 16 in order to take instructions.