Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Ex-Playboy model guilty of assault

Former Playboy model Louise Glover was found guilty of attacking a woman in a nightclub

A former Playboy Model of the Year has been found guilty of attacking a woman in a nightclub toilet cubicle in a jealous bust-up over her husband.

Louise Glover, 26, struck Maxine Hardcastle's head against a toilet rim up to 10 times and tried to push her head down the lavatory during the attack.

Miss Hardcastle - the daughter of 80s musician Paul Hardcastle, famed for his Vietnam-inspired dance hit 19 - was left covered in blood with facial bruising, scratches on her arms and legs and hair loss.

Hove Crown Court heard that the model launched her vicious attack after accusing her of looking at her husband during a night out in Brighton, East Sussex.

Glover, who has made semi-naked appearances in magazines and newspapers, turned on Miss Hardcastle after telling her and her friend, "I know what you Essex girls are like."

The glamour model fainted and sobbed in the dock after being found guilty of causing assault occasioning actual bodily harm following an hour's deliberation.

She then wailed loudly, telling the judge: "My whole life's in limbo."

Sentencing will take place on February 4 after reports have been prepared, Judge Charles Kemp said.

The judge had to tell her to be quiet at points and warned her she could face jail.

Judge Kemp told her: "All the court's sentencing options have to be open."