Ex-Olympic showjumper who daubed lewd messages in pig’s blood in Tory peer’s home ‘loved every minute of it’
PUBLISHED: 12:55 20 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:30 20 July 2018
A former Olympic showjumper who used pig’s blood to write lewd messages inside a Tory peer’s house after he cheated on her has said she has no regrets.
Lizzie Purbrick, 63, of West Acre, King’s Lynn admitted to a charge of criminal damage this week as a court heard how she used the blood to write messages in Conservative peer David Prior’s home in Kennington, south London.
Speaking to The Sun, she said: “I just wanted to really, really upset him. A lot of women are usually so dull, cutting the sleeves off suits and things like that, but I wanted to make a real point.
“I didn’t mind being taken to court at all, I had an absolute ball. It was worth it, I loved every minute of it.”
The 63-year-old moved into the property after meeting Lord Prior, whose main home is near Norwich and who is son of former Conservative cabinet minister Jim Prior, who was MP for North Norfolk from 1997 to 2001, in 2011.
However upon the break-up of their relationship in 2017, after she discovered he was cheating on her, the former Olympian carried out the acts.
She added: “I’m proud to fly the flag for wronged women everywhere.”
Eight litres of blood was taken from a local abattoir in Wells and a court earlier this week heard how she played loud music while she was covering his home in the blood.
She said: “I told them a friend was doing a re-enactment of Macbeth in the Women’s Institute.
“I turned the radio on and just went round the house dancing and singing.”
A court also heard how after she had finished writing the messages, she dumped the rest of the blood on the floor and left a cheque for £1,000.
Neighbours raised the alarm when they saw blood seeping out from underneath Lord Prior’s door and police arrested her the next day.
Defending in court, Simon Nicholls said: “This was a one-off offence caused by the breakdown of a relationship.”
District judge Susan Green sentenced Purbrick to 120 hours’ community service and imposed a restraining order.