June 6, 2023

Timothy Schofield – the brother of Phillip Schofield – has been jailed for 12 years, it has been confirmed. Throughout an official listening to at Bristol Crown Courtroom on Friday, Mrs Justice Cutts delivered his sentencing. 

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Phillip, Tim and their mom

“You exploited [the victim’s] innocence at this stage of his life on your personal sexual gratification,” she started. “It was improper on each degree so that you can behave as you probably did. He felt compelled to do what you needed, trapped and unable to flee. He felt he could not inform anybody and didn’t achieve this for a few years. You took away his potential to be {the teenager} he ought to have been – carefree, relaxed, comfortable. It’s clear to me that you just turned completely obsessive about him.”

The sufferer – who stays anonymous – has additionally launched an announcement explaining that he’d felt “trapped in a loop of concern and anxiousness,” on account of the abuse he endured. In line with The Solar, it’s understood that Phillip helped the accuser to come back ahead together with his allegations. 

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Timothy’s preliminary trial befell in March. He was accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy from 2016 to 2019. In line with The Mirror, the offences befell whereas Tim labored for Avon and Somerset police. Timothy has since been sacked from his job as a civilian employee. 

On account of the trial at Exeter Crown Courtroom, Timothy has been charged with 11 sexual offences involving a baby. Previous to his listening to at Bristol Crown Courtroom this week, he had been remanded in custody. 

What has Phillip Schofield mentioned about his brother? 

Initially of April, Phillip broke his silence after Timothy was discovered responsible of kid sexual abuse offences.

Taking to Instagram, Phillip penned: “Assertion concerning the conviction of Timothy Schofield: My overwhelming concern is and has at all times been for the wellbeing of the sufferer and his household. I hope that their privateness will now be revered.”

Phillip Schofield on This Morning© Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock
Phillip has mentioned he not has a brother

He completed by including: “If any crime had ever been confessed to me by my sibling, I’d have acted instantly to guard the sufferer and their household. These are despicable crimes, and I welcome the responsible verdicts. So far as I’m involved, I not have a brother.”

How has the case affected Phillip Schofield’s profession?

Throughout his brother’s trial, Phillip was notably absent from This Morning in April. Since returning to the present, nonetheless, the TV presenter has since confronted rumours of a fallout together with his co-star Holly Willoughby.

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby© Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock
It has been reported that Phillip and Holly have been feuding

In line with reviews, their relationship had come beneath pressure in current weeks following Timothy’s trial.

Phillip, 61, addressed the reviews in a current interview with The Solar. “As I’ve mentioned earlier than, Holly is my rock,” he mentioned. “We’re the most effective of associates – as at all times, she is an unimaginable help on display, behind the scenes and on the telephone. 

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby present This Morning© REX
Phillip addressed the reviews in a current interview

“Holly has at all times been there for me, by means of thick and skinny. And I have been there for her. The previous couple of weeks have not been straightforward for both of us.” 

The 61-year-old added: “My household went by means of an actual ordeal, and Holly’s help all through meant the world to me – as did the help of my bosses at ITV, my editor Martin Frizell and the entire This Morning household, together with our superb viewers. No matter occurs, we nonetheless have one another to rely on.” 

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