Uncle and niece who appeared on Jeremy Kyle have been found guilty of INCEST


by Emma Dodds |
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Uncle and niece duo Katie and Phillip Buscombe, who appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show together, have been found guilty of INCEST after having a sexual relationship together.

The couple from Cornwall began a sexual relationship after Katie contacted her biological father Richard Buscombe and came to live with him as he lived with his brother.

Katie and Phillip appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show together as she did not think that Richard was her biological father, but this was disproved in a DNA test by social services who acted independently.

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Katie, who is now 25, was 20 at the time of her relationship with her uncle, who is now 57 but was 52 at the time.

They both pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with an adult relative between August 2012 and August 2013.

Prosecutor Heather Hope told the court that Katie's parents had split when she was young, and that Katie, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, went searching for her father at the age of 18.

But her father could not make peace with their relationship, and fled the house.

Katie was just 20 at the time of the relationship (Credit: SWNS) ©SWNS

Ms. Hope said: "Richard left the family address as he was not happy with the situation between the two of them. Neither was he happy with his brother's drinking.

"It would seems there was concern in the family of the behaviour of the two of them and at the sleeping arrangements. It was thought they were sleeping together."

It was only when social services became aware of the relationship and the police became involved that a DNA test was done - which proved that they were, in fact, related.

Judge Robert Linford was quite brutally honest with his final word, telling the pair: "You were both involved in an unlawful sexual relationship. Both knew that it was wrong in my assessment but none the less you did it."

Phillip was 52 when he got together with his brother's daughter (Credit: SWNS) ©SWNS

Judge Linford then threw a little shade at Jezza: "Quite why it would be that the makers of a TV programme think there is money to be made from people such as you is entirely beyond me."


He continued: "You, Mr Buscombe, are described as socially isolated and with your own problems, and you, Katie Buscombe, have medical and mental problems which are not your fault, but each of you would have known that what you did was not right."

Both Katie and Phillip were given community orders with supervision by the Probation Service for one year, and Philip was ordered to do 100 hours unpaid community work.

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