Drug-spiked doctor Eireann Kerr is having a ball with hunky Ulster rugby star Michael Allen
Dr Eireann Kerr, the anaesthetist convicted earlier this year of assaulting police while under the influence of a date rape drug, has been enjoying a series of fun dates with Ulster Rugby star Michael Allen.
Dr Kerr learned yesterday that the appeal against her conviction has been adjourned until next week by the Crown Court.
She has now been pictured on a number of occasions with the handsome Ulster and Edinburgh player, most recently at the North West 200 motorcycle races.
She also accompanied him at the 2015 Ulster Rugby Awards and at the launch of Irish rugby star Tommy Bowe's XV Kings fashion collection as well as being seen with him at the London Marathon, which she ran for charity.
Dr Kerr (32) from Marlborough Park South, Belfast, was convicted in April of disorderly behaviour, assaulting two police officers and resisting arrest on December 13, 2013, following a Christmas night out in Londonderry.
A taxi driver brought her to a police station after becoming concerned about her condition. She was convicted of the offences even though the court was told that there were traces of the date rape drug GHB in her system and that it was believed her drink had been spiked.
Judge Peter King said that because of the law, his hands were tied and he had no choice but to convict her. Dr Kerr received a conditional discharge of two months. The judge said that involuntary intoxication was not a legal defence to a criminal charge.
Almost 9,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the Public Prosecution Service to drop the case against Dr Kerr. The petition also calls for a review of the law to ensure that people who have unknowingly ingested illegal drugs cannot be held responsible for anything they do while under the influence of those drugs.
Neither Dr Kerr nor Michael Allen could be reached for comment.