ExOlympians affair with Tory peer exposed in court as she is accused

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Ms Purbrick competed at the World Championships in the US in 1978.Following the 1980 Olympics, Ms Purbrick was a member of the gold medal-winning team at the European Championships the next year. A Tory peer’s affair with a former Olympic showjumper has emerged after she appeared in court accused of daubing the walls of his London flat with pigs’ blood.Lizzie Purbrick, who competed in the 1980 Olympics, allegedly broke into 63-year-old David Prior’s flat in May while he was out.Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court in south London heard on Tuesday that she is alleged to have painted insults on the walls with two pints of blood.Ms Purbrick, 63, from Wells-next-the Sea, in Norfolk, has denied burgling the flat with intent to do unlawful damage.She is due to stand trial next month, The Sun reported.The alleged incident is said to have happened at Lord Prior’s flat in Kennington, south London, on May 9.Lord Prior is thought to be separated from his wife.The Cambridge-educated Lord is a prominent Remainer and has rebelled against his own party in a bid to derail Brexit.In March, he was among 19 Tories who voted to strip Prime Minister Theresa May of the ability to walk away with no deal. His full title is Lord Prior of Brampton. Lizzie) Purbrick with Her Mount Frederick The Great Who is Taking Part In The Badmington Horse Trials in 1983. Lizzie Purbrick with her mount Frederick The Great during the Badminton horse trials in 1983Credit:John Walters/ANL/REX/Shutterstock  read more