A real estate agent accused of pulling scissors on an ex-boyfriend and spitting on him during a coffee-fueled brawl was fired because of the attack.
Former preparatory school teacher Helen Olerton, 54, has been accused of hitting and attacking 54-year-old Vin Rice at her apartment in Altrincham, Manchester, on Nov. 14 last year.
The couple broke up about five weeks earlier, but Miss Ollerton went to her ex’s apartment to enjoy his shower while it was being repaired, as they were in the same bubble of Covid.
Allegedly Miss Ollerton went into a rage after Mr Rhys, a former professor of psychology at Coventry University, said he was going to his bar, which had been ordered to close because of a pandemic.
The court heard that Miss Ollerton was angry at the misconception that he was going to open his premises illegally to clients.
But Ms Ollerton was cleared of the attack by beating in court justices of the peace by Thameside after magistrates found inconsistencies in Mr Rhys ’testimony and said the case against her was“ embellished ”by her ex-partner.
Trial Judge Tamside’s court acquitted Miss Ollerton (left, out of court) of the attack, beating Mr. Rhys (right, out of court) for inconsistency.
Mr Rhys said Miss Ollerton was “essentially a charming, good professional” during a trial in the Magistrates’ Court of Thameside, where he accused her of assault
Mr. Rhys is a former professor of psychology at the University of Coventry and runs the Mort Subite bar at the former morgue near the former Altrincham Hospital
During a dismantling of Mr. Rhys’s basement apartment rental near Altrincham, Greater Manchester, Miss Ollerton was accused of threatening with scissors.
Miss Ollerton was also accused of spitting on her ex-partner, and he is said to have kicked her, causing bruises on her wrist.
The incident occurred during a government blockade of a “fire” in November – five weeks after the couple broke up.
Despite the split, the couple was in one of Covid’s bubbles, and Miss Ollerton asked if she could use the shower, due to the fact that her own bathroom was being renovated.
Miss Olerton told the audience, “My parents were on self-isolation, they were over 80, and my friend was suffering from cancer, and I needed to take a shower and clean myself, and Vin was my only option.”
Mr Rhys, who runs the Mort Subite bar at the former morgue, said at the hearing: “She is essentially a charming, good professional, and there was no reason why I would not let her go.
But Helen got excited and it escalated into an argument. She was verbally and physically aggressive.
“I urged her to leave, but she didn’t. Unfortunately, what happened in the afternoon got worse and she took a few scissors and pushed me.
“I was very afraid for my physical safety. At that moment, Elena went into my bedroom and began to dissect my bedding and blanket.
Mr Rhys told the court he called in 999 when he thought he could not avoid a fight with Miss Ollerton
The judges said Miss Ollerton’s testimony was “reliable and concise” when she was acquitted.
Cleansing Miss Ollerton, the judges told her: “Facts that are not disputed: both the defendant and the complainant were present and there was a dispute.
– Disputable facts: Miss Ollerton attacked Mr. Rhys.
– We have found that your evidence is credible and concise. We found that Mr. Rhys’s testimony had inconsistencies, which led to a loss of credibility.
“There was a problem with the scissors, and as we progressed the case was decorated.”