Belfast Telegraph

Cave Hill nude shots model claims car crash caused seizures

By Paul Higgins

A Northern Ireland model whose sexy nude shoot on Cave Hill made headlines has been left suffering from “non epileptic seizures” following a motorway crash, a court has been told.

But stunning Hillsborough woman Nadine Brammeld-Poole may have to give evidence in the case of the driver accused of causing the accident on the M1 last September.

Ballymoney man Gareth WIlliam McCrea, 26, accepts he drove carelessly but disputes claims about the young mum’s injuries, according to his solicitor.   

McCrea of Drumskea Road was charged at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court with causing the recently-married model grievous bodily injury by driving carelessly.

But his solicitor said that while McCrea was happy to accept the careless element of the offence he was seeking a date for a contest over the injury allegedly caused.

Describing how a medical statement on the file said Mrs Brammeld-Poole now suffers from non epileptic seizures, the lawyer argued there was nothing objective and nothing to support the contention.

A prosecution lawyer said Mrs Brammeld-Poole had made consistent reports to her doctor about the seizures, adding that the complainant is waiting to be reviewed at the neurological department in the Royal Victoria Hospital.

McCrea’s defence solicitor said he had lifted photos from Mrs Brammeld-Poole’s Facebook profile taken shortly after the incident where the model is dressed in gym clothing.

The defence solicitor said: “I’m not a medical doctor but it might be that there are two sides to this.”

Mrs Brammeld-Poole made headlines three years ago after ramblers spotted her doing a Game of Thrones style nude photo shoot on Cave Hill.

She was spotted by ramblers who said they “turned away in disgust” after stumbling across the X-rated shoot.

But a pal of Nadine told Sunday Life at the time that she couldn’t believe the fuss around her photoshoot, which she is said to have described as “artistic”.

At the time outraged Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland called for Belfast City Council to investigate Nadine’s raunchy shoot, calling it “totally inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour”.

 “This is totally inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour for such a location and will have caused offence to many people who will have been in the area,” said the then minister.

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