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Jerome Boateng has been found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend who is the mother of his twin daughters.

Prosecutors accused Boateng of wilful bodily harm, throwing a lamp and a small cooling box at his former girlfriend while on holiday in the Caribbean in July 2018.

Sherin testified that Jerome Boateng had punched her so hard, she lost her breath for a moment. She also said that he pulled her hair, bit her on the head and insulted her during an altercation.

In his testimony, the former Bayern Munich defender denied injuring Sherin Senler during the argument.

Boateng admitted that they had argued during a game of cards and that she had become aggressive and insulting, hitting him and injuring his lip.

When he tried to push her away from him, she fell. He said he had thrown a pillow against a table, and the lamp had fallen to the floor.

Under Germany’s domestic violence laws, he could have been jailed for up to five years.

The 2014 World Cup winner who arrived in court with his lawyer Kai Walden has been ordered to pay a 1.8m euro (£1.5m) fine by the court in Munich.

A prominent name in the world of football and on social media, the German footballer has had a decorated career for club and country.

He won 22 trophies at Bayern, including the Champions League twice and the Bundesliga nine times, and moved to French Ligue 1 team Lyon on a free transfer in the summer after his contract at Bayern expired.