GULZAR WAITS TO FACE TRIAL OVER ‘CHILD SLAPPING’ INCIDENT

Jimmy Gulzar is accused of slapping the boy across the buttocks in the children's play area at London Zoo...

JIMMY GULZAR, the ex-husband of Spice Girls MEL B, must wait over three months for his trial for allegedly assaulting a three-year-old autistic boy.

Gulzar is accused of slapping the boy across the buttocks in the children’s play area at London Zoo in September last year. He has pleaded not guilty to common assault and was due to see his trial begin at Horseferry Magistrates Court in London yesterday (January 21).

Following legal argument, the case was adjourned until a further pre-trial hearing in March. The full trial is scheduled to begin on April 8.

Gulzar and Mel B were divorced in 1999 after just 16 months of marriage.