A former Olympic-standard showjumper who smeared insults in pig’s blood on the walls of her Tory Lord lover’s £1million flat after catching him in the arms of another peer’s wife spoke out last night after avoiding jail for the attack.
Scorned Lizzie Purbrick, 63, drew a three-foot penis in blood on the floor of the home she had shared with Lord Prior of Brampton, and daubed ‘lady sl*t’ and ‘big d**k lord’ on his walls.
She admitted causing criminal damage at the 63-year-old peer’s south London flat at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court yesterday before launching into a bizarre defence of herself on the steps of court.
After praising the ‘very nice judge’ who led her walk free, Purbrick said: ‘Everything starts in Norfolk.
‘It is a hotbed of sex. I am a very, very well-bred toff, I was born and bred in Norfolk. So many people have said I should write my life story but I am so bonkers I can’t remember it.’
Asked who the love rival is who she found Lord Prior cheating on her with, she told reporters the woman had a ‘delicious’ husband, also a member of the House of Lords, who had been ‘woefully wronged’.
Camberwell Magistrates had heard Purbrick wrecked Mr Prior’s apartment, tore clothes from cupboards and stuck ripped fabric to the wall in the shape of a cross which appear a part of her vandalisation, before using several pints of blood and a garden sprayer to douse the room in red.
Purbrick, who was part of the Equestrian team for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, then left a cheque for £1,000 to Mr Prior labelled ‘payment for the bull’. Prior is said to have billed her £15,000 for damages, which she has not paid.
Purbrick (left, outside court, and right, at the 1980 Olympics) admitted causing criminal damage at the 63-year-old’s south London flat
Graphic pictures shown in court reveal how a former Olympian showjumper daubed ‘lady sl*t’ and ‘big d**k lord’ in pig’s blood on the walls of a Tory Lord’s apartment because he was seeing another woman
Lizzie Purbrick, 63, also drew a three-foot penis on the floor amid allegations David Prior was sleeping with a woman married to another member of the House of Lords. The scorned woman wrecked Mr Prior’s apartment, tore clothes from cupboards and stuck ripped fabric to the wall in the shape of a cross before using several pints of blood and a garden sprayer to douse the room in red
The damage was only discovered when alarmed neighbours spotted the blood seeping under the front door to the flat into the street. Pools of blood were left to dry on the single bed inside the Tory peer’s London apartment
Simon Nicholls, defending, said the incident was ‘out of character’ for his client, who was left reeling when her two-year long relationship with Lord Prior came to an end. Pictures show how Purbrick made two attempts at the word ‘wh*re’ after misspelling the first
The damage was only discovered when alarmed neighbours spotted the blood seeping under the front door to the flat into the street.
The court heard she had been in a relationship with former MP and Tory peer Lord Prior for around two years, having met at a dinner party at Swannington Manner – Prior’s stately home – and both were estranged from their partners.
Prosecutor Alex Du Sautoy said: ‘The background of this offence is that Miss Purbrick is a former partner of the complainant David Prior.
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