WATCH: Jeremy McConnell greeted by pals with 'not guilty' signs at Dublin Airport after sentencing

The reality star celebrated avoiding jail time with a boozy night out

WATCH: Jeremy McConnell greeted by pals with 'not guilty' signs at Dublin Airport after sentencing

Jeremy McConnell was greeted by pals holding "not guilty" signs at Dublin Airport, after he avoided immediate jail time for assaulting ex-girlfriend Stephanie Davis.

Despite the signs saying "not guilty", the Irish model was slapped with 20 weeks in prison on a 12 month suspended sentence, for assaulting the mother of his child while holding their baby at her home in Liverpool back in March.

In the footage posted on one of his friend's Instagram profiles, the disgraced reality star can be seen arriving at Dublin Airport to cheers from a group of his pals after being convicted of assault.

The former CBB star can be seen smiling sheepishly as his friends hold up signs saying, "Not Guilty" and "Community Service Tonight @ The Wright Venue".

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On the same Instagram account, Jeremy was later filmed partying at a nightclub, with his friend using the hashtag #notguilty.

Jeremy returned to Dublin just hours after having his troubled past laid bare in court - blaming his mother, brother and sister deaths when he was just 13-years-old as the root of his problems.

The reality star was convicted of throwing Stephanie “around like a rag doll” in a cocaine-fuelled attacked, and accused her of having a lesbian affair, and a separate romp with a fireman neighbour.

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According to The Mirror, the Dublin native must also carry out a Building Better Relationships course with the Probation Service, as well as 15 days of Rehabilitation Activity Requirements.

He must also complete 200 hours unpaid work, and Jeremy must also pay £1,000 to Stephanie in compensation. The judge also passed a restraining order in the terms sought, and added that contact can be made via social services, solicitors or the family court for child contact.

The restraining order will last three years. The only way the order can be lifted in that time is by order of the court.

In court, Stephanie's lawyer read a statement from Stephanie: "This incident has made me feel a nervous wreck; every time I hear a loud noise I panic. This has made me feel severe anxiety and depressed.

"I feel like I’m drowning, like I have to justify everything I do and I question myself constantly because Jeremy has denied everything."

Meanwhile, Jeremy's lawyer blamed his difficult upbringing for his actions, and pointed out that Jeremy has “undiagnosed bereavement issues”.

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Disgraced: Jeremy was convicted of assaulting Stephanie while holding their baby son Caben | INSTAGRAM

"Mr McConnell had a difficult upbringing in Dublin, he lost his mother at 13 and also in the same year his brother and sister," Mr Morris, Jeremy's lawyer, said.

His lawyer also claimed that Jeremy is clean from cocaine use, and intends to maintain that.

During Monday's trial, Judge Wendy Lloyd took barely 15 minutes to find Jeremy guilty, and told the court, "This is a sad story, like many of this sort there is much emotion on both sides."

The former Hollyoaks actress claimed her son’s “head went back and he screamed” as Jeremy held her against a wall and pushed her onto a bed. She also claimed he “kicked and punched” a glass patio door as the baby lay sleeping on the other side.

GUILTY: The judge came to a guilty verdict after just 15 minutes | WENN.com

At several points while Stephanie was giving evidence, the pair broke out into arguments and at one point they had to be sent out by the judge for five minutes to ‘calm down’.

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Jeremy insisted that he was defending himself, and alleged that Stephanie attacked him after learning he had taken cocaine.

The CBB star also claimed that her injuries shown in photos were "self-inflicted", and that Stephanie was just angry that he had ended their relationship six weeks ago.

The news comes after Stephanie tragically revealed that she had suffered a stress-induced miscarriage, and blamed Jeremy for 'killing their child'.

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