Dani Dyer’s whole family feel ‘relieved’ as she splits from Sammy Kimmence

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Dani Dyer 's family, including dad Danny Dyer, are 'relieved' that she has now split from boyfriend Sammy Kimmence after he was jailed for three and a half years for fraud, a source tells OK!

The couple welcomed their son Santiago in January and Dani had even spoken about her hopes for baby number two before his sentencing. But she's now keen to make a fresh start.

"Dani's dad Danny and her whole family are relieved she's walked away," the source said. "They think this is for the best. They've told her she'll never be alone as a single mum as they'll always help her to raise Santiago."

The source added: "Dani knew Sammy's crime was bad but everyone thinks she just buried her head in the sand about it and didn't face up to the enormity of his crimes until he was sentenced."

Sammy was jailed after defrauding two pensioners out of nearly £34,000.

He had taken money from two men, aged 81 and 91, claiming he would invest it by placing horse-racing bets.

Instead, he used it to pay off his debts and fund his lavish lifestyle.

Kimmence pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud back in April, where the judge warned him that his offences were serious enough to cross the custody threshold and land him a prison sentence.

Four of those counts against Martin, 91, racked up to nearly £26,000. Martin has since passed away.

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The fifth count totalled £7,927 against Peter Haynes, who has Alzheimer’s.

Mr Haynes said of the matter: "In one go, all the savings that I accrued over my working life were wiped out. My bank account shows zero.

"I believe that I lost £8,820 to Mr Kimmence. I was left sick with worry."

He continued: "I have worked all of my adult life and what was taken by Mr Kimmence was everything I had saved."

"It's no exaggeration to say that I was left living on the breadline as a result of his actions and dishonesty."

Essex native Sammy's defence Craig Harris said on Wednesday: "He was living above his means, he found himself surrounded by what he perceived to be the glitz and glamour of the City and financial services workers and they would take him out to Club 195, nightclubs, and well-regarded bar establishments.

"And when the time came for him to show willingness to engage in this type of frivolity, he did."

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