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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Drunken boyfriend thrown out of The Ritz on Valentine's Day after attacking girlfriend because she wouldn't have sex
A drunken man was thrown out of the £320-a-night Ritz hotel in London afterattacking his girlfriend because she wouldn't have sex with him on Valentine's Day .
20-year-old Rhys Weatherburn booked himself and partner Shannon Fidge into the room to celebrate the romantic holiday.
She shouted for help as he told her: 'We are in a hotel, we are going to have sex.'
Weatherburn was escorted from the hotel and smashed a glass door panel on his way out, Westminster magistrates' court heard.
Nicola Flint, prosecuting, said: 'The defendant and the complainant, who have been in a relationship for around a year and a half, were staying at the hotel for Valentine's Day.
'They had a meal earlier in the evening and had an argument.
'He left the complainant on her own in central London for around ten minutes.'
The couple returned to the hotel where rooms cost a minimum of £320 a night and Miss Fidge got herself ready for bed.
Weatherburn wanted sex and told her that she was being stupid when she refused.
He told her to 'f***king shut up' and added: 'We are in a hotel, we are going to have sex.'
'Weatherburn shook her arms aggressively and pushed her onto the bed,' said Ms Flint.
'The complainant was worried about how far the defendant would go and called out for help.'
Another guest heard the cries and alerted the hotel staff who threw Weatherburn out.
Ms Flint said police had twice previously been called out to deal with domestic incidents with Weatherburn and Miss Fidge after he had been drinking.
Weatherburn who addressed the bench as 'you guys' said: 'I genuinely feel that you need to get an understanding from me about my character and what I am doing around the issue that has quite clearly been unearthed about myself and my relationship with alcohol.'
The court continued that they will help Weatherburn with his alcohol problems.