Singer Boy George has been jailed for 15 months over the false imprisonment of a male escort, it has been confirmed.

The 80s singer - real name George O'Dowd - was charged with having chained Audun Carlsen to a radiator at Mr O'Dowd's home in Shoreditch, east London, in April last year.

Mr O'Dowd, 46, had denied one count of false imprisonment and alleged that Mr Carlsen, 29, had hacked into his personal computer.

The former Culture Club member was found guilty at Snaresbrook crown court in December.

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16/01/2009 14:18:01