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‘Bonkers’ showjumper drew pig-blood penis in ‘cheating’ Tory peer’s home, court hears

Lizzie Purbrick also wrote ‘highly abusive slogans’ on walls of Lord Prior’s London flat

A former Olympic showjumper has avoided a jail sentence after writing obscene messages in pig’s blood in the London home of her Tory peer lover.

Lizzie Purbrick, of King’s Lynn, Norfolk, took revenge on Lord Prior of Brampton after discovering him in the arms of the wife of another Lord, reports The Daily Telegraph.

Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court heard that Purbrick “obtained eight litres of pig’s blood from a friend who was a butcher” before letting herself into Prior’s south London flat. She used a garden sprayer to paint the words “whore”, “lady slut” and “big dick lord” on the walls, and drew a three-foot penis on the floor.

She then dumped the remainder of the blood in the flat, along with a £1,000 cheque, and left, Politico says.

District Judge Susan Green said: “Lord Prior came home to police in attendance at his flat. A neighbour was unsure if the red liquid was blood or juice and police rightly forced entry, fearful of what they might find.

“There were a series of highly abusive slogans on the wall and floor that were clearly derogatory to Lord Prior and his new partner. They were, in my view, quite appalling.”

Purbrick - part of Great Britain’s equestrian team at the 1980 Moscow Olympics - admitted one charge of criminal damage to the property, in Kennington. She was sentenced yesterday to 120 hours of community service and has been banned from contacting the Tory peer.

Her lawyer said: “The whole incident she describes as cathartic and she’s now moved on. This was a one-off offence caused by the breakdown of a relationship.”

The former couple, both 63, had an eight-year relationship after meeting at a dinner party at Swannington Manor, Lord Prior’s stately home in Norfolk, according to The Times. Both were estranged from their respective spouses.

“Everything starts in Norfolk, it is a hotbed of sex,” Purbrick said outside the court following the verdict. “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.”

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