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I'm no love rat

Shankill Casanova denies a catalogue of offences against trio

By Sinead McCavana

Published 02/05/2004

SHANKILL Casanova, Paul Shivers, last night denied he is a love-rat...and said he WON'T apologise to any of the three ex-lovers he cheated on.

SHANKILL Casanova, Paul Shivers, last night denied he is a love-rat...and said he WON'T apologise to any of the three ex-lovers he cheated on.

Shivers' former girlfriends took the unusual step of speaking to Sunday Life last week, in a bid to warn other unsuspecting females about him.

But the 38-year-old engineer last night denied:

taking or misplacing money, raised for the hospital which cared for his seriously-ill son

ripping off one ex-lover of thousands of pounds

cheating on women, or

being abusive.

He told Sunday Life: "A grudge is being held against me by these women - well, probably not Wendy.

"We have a mutual arrangement to be friends - what happened years ago is forgotten.

"But that's been scrapped now, due to you and your newspaper."

Wendy Jeffrey, who went out with Shivers for 10 years, told Sunday Life: "Paul is a compulsive liar, and a cheat."

When it was pointed out that Wendy was happy to talk about him, Shivers changed the subject.

Elizabeth Houston and Elizabeth Chapman also told their stories about the love rat.

Ms Houston, who split up with Shivers just a month ago, told how she had sold her house and moved in with him, on the understanding her name would be on the mortgage.

Elizabeth had banked £40,000 profit from the sale, in a joint account.

She claims the majority of this money went on improving Shivers' home.

After the split, she discovered her name was not on the mortgage.

"I hadn't got round to that yet," he said.

"It was her decision to move round to my house, because my house was the biggest.

"There's a lot of things, she's forgotten to tell you. I wanted to sell both houses, and buy one together."

He also claimed it was Elizabeth who lavishly furnished his house, and he denies physically threatening her.

However, Elizabeth's maiden name WAS put on the rates bill, he claimed.

"That was her choice, not mine. She wanted it that way, because her name was blacklisted."

But Elizabeth shot back: "Why would anyone want their name on a rates bill?

"He really is a compulsive liar, but I'm not going to get into a slanging match with him."

Shivers' former partners have asked us to point out that no money was either asked for, or paid, for their stories.

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