WATCH: Tony the Fridge speaks after assault conviction

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Fund-raiser Tony 'The Fridge' Morrison spoke to reporters after being convicted of two offences of assault at Sunderland Magistrates Court.

Morrison, 51, of Jutland Avenue, Hebburn, had denied assaulting former employee Andrew Mallaby and his father George at their family home in north Sunderland in June 2014.

Tony Phoenix-Morrison from Hebburn at the launch of his 40 marathons in 40 days challenge in Newcastle. The super-fit grandfather will run about seven hours per day from John O'Groats to Lands End with a 42.5kg fridge on his back in aid of The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 1, 2013. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Tony Phoenix-Morrison from Hebburn at the launch of his 40 marathons in 40 days challenge in Newcastle. The super-fit grandfather will run about seven hours per day from John O'Groats to Lands End with a 42.5kg fridge on his back in aid of The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 1, 2013. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

He was cleared of assaulting Andrew's mother Jean and sister Lauren and of using violence to secure entry to their home when he appeared at the city’s magistrates’ court for trial today.

He was sentenced to a 12-month community order and ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work and pay £200 compensation.