Simon Bowes-Lyon, 34, repeatedly pushed a 26-year-old lady onto a mattress and in opposition to a wall, forcibly grabbed her breasts and tried to drag up her nightdress (Image: Gordon Currie / Mark Richards / Getty Photographs)
The Queen’s cousin faces a jail sentence after sexually attacking a visitor contained in the Queen Mom’s childhood residence.
Simon Bowes-Lyon, 34, pleaded responsible to forcing his method right into a sleeping lady’s room and assaulting her whereas drunk.
He’s stated to have repeatedly pushed her onto a mattress and in opposition to a wall, forcibly grabbed her breasts and tried to drag up her nightdress in an assault lasting 20 minutes.
Fiscal depute Lynne Mannion informed Dundee Sheriff Court docket: ‘The accused is the Earl of Strathmore. He resides at his ancestral residence of Glamis Fort. He divides his time between the citadel and a property in London.’
The rich aristocrat, who is named ‘Sam’ and is the Queen’s cousin twice eliminated, was internet hosting a PR journey weekend on the 16,500-acre property in Angus, Scotland.
Bowes-Lyon was yesterday granted bail and positioned on the intercourse offenders register as sentence was deferred for experiences.
Sheriff Alistair Carmichael additionally ordered Glamis Fort to be assessed for its suitability for a tagging order.
The multi-millionaire landowner – who described himself to police as a ‘farmer’ – stood together with his head bowed because the cost was learn to him.
Simon Bowes-Lyon, 34, pictured outdoors Dundee Sheriff Court docket yesterday (Image: Gordon Currie)
He admitted on February 13 final yr at Glamis Fort he sexually assaulted a 26-year-old lady, who can’t be recognized for authorized causes.
Mrs Mannion defined Glamis Fort had been chosen to host a number of folks over a weekend for a function for a luxurious way of life journal, which included gin tasting, helicopter rides, capturing and a tour of the citadel.
On the primary evening, the sufferer observed nobody was speaking to Bowes-Lyon throughout dinner so she spoke to him and he took her outdoors to point out her certainly one of his traditional automobiles.
The next night there was a black tie dinner and, after the sufferer went to mattress, Bowes-Lyon carried on ingesting earlier than arriving uninvited at her room at 1.20am.
‘She was asleep and was woken by knocking on the door,’ stated Mrs Mannion.
She stated Bowes-Lyon informed the girl: ‘It’s Sam. It’s vital. Please let me in.’
Bowes-Lyon lives within the 16,500-acre Glamis Fort property in Angus, Scotland (Image: Getty Photographs)
‘She thought one thing was improper so she received up,’ added Mrs Mannion, ‘It was pitch black. The second she opened the door he pushed his method in and pushed her onto the mattress.
‘He was very drunk and smelled of cigarettes. He informed her he wished to have an affair. He grabbed her breast and nipple very onerous. He tried to drag her nightdress up.
‘She went into the en-suite to get away however the accused adopted her, stopped her closing the door, and lit a cigarette. She squeezed previous and went again to the bed room.
‘He pushed her in opposition to the wall and grabbed her nipple once more, so onerous that it nonetheless harm the following day. He grabbed her backside and her vagina.
‘She raised her voice within the hope that one other visitor would hear her. She panicked as a result of she didn’t know the format of the citadel.
‘She had no sign. He refused to go away.’
Bowes-Lyon is a great-great nephew of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mom and walked behind Prince William in her funeral cortege as a 15-year-old in 2002 (Image: Mark Richards)
Bowes-Lyon was stated to have informed the terrified lady, ‘I’m going to f**ok you,’ and received into mattress, and she or he needed to hold pushing him off.
He informed her she wanted a ‘shafting’ and she or he informed him to ‘f**ok off’.
Bowes-Lyon then referred to as her ‘a impolite, imply, unhealthy and horrible individual’ and informed her she couldn’t inform him what to do in his own residence.
The girl finally received him to go away her room and despatched a collection of messages asking her colleagues and boyfriend for assist.
Bowes-Lyon returned and tried to get into the room once more, however she managed to pay money for the writer in one other a part of the citadel who got here to assist.
The writer later reported that she was ‘distressed’ when he spoke to her and that Bowes-Lyon had fallen asleep when he went to confront him concerning the incident.
The girl left the citadel within the morning and flew residence to report what occurred to police.
Each Police Scotland and the Metropolitan Police have been concerned within the investigation and Bowes-Lyon gave a ‘no remark’ interview at Dundee HQ.
Bowes-Lyon emailed an apology to the girl after being informed to by the writer and he supplied one other apology for his behaviour yesterday in courtroom.
Counsel John Scott QC stated: ‘He’s actually sorry for what he accepts was shameful conduct.’
He stated Bowes-Lyon had since been to counselling to attempt to perceive his behaviour.
Outdoors courtroom, Bowes-Lyon stated: ‘I’m enormously ashamed of my actions which have prompted such misery to a visitor in my residence. Clearly I had drunk to extra on the evening of the incident.
‘As somebody who is barely too nicely conscious of the harm that alcohol may cause, I ought to have identified higher. I recognise, in any occasion, that alcohol isn’t any excuse for my behaviour.
Glamis Fort was the childhood residence of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mom (Image: Getty Photographs)
‘I didn’t assume I used to be able to behaving the best way I did however have needed to resist it and take accountability. My apologies go, above all, to the girl involved, however I’d additionally prefer to apologise to household, mates and colleagues for the misery I’ve prompted them.’
The flashy aristocrat, who boasts about his love of quick automobiles and holidays with actuality TV stars, and was named in Britain’s 50 Most Eligible Batchelors by Tatler in 2019, gave police a ‘no remark’ interview at Dundee HQ.
Nobleman and peer Bowes-Lyon is the nineteenth and sixth Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, was styled Lord Glamis from 1987 till his father died in 2016.
He’s the eldest son of Michael ‘Mikey’ Bowes-Lyon, the 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn – who was identified for having difficulties with alcohol – and Isobel Weatherall. They divorced in 2004.
He’s a great-great nephew of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mom and walked behind Prince William in her funeral cortege as a 15-year-old in 2002.
Bowes-Lyon, identified for his love of quick automobiles and holidays with actuality TV stars, was named one of many UK’s most eligible bachelors by Tatler in 2019. He was additionally a one-time Conservative whip within the Home of Lords.
In June 2020, Durham Police contacted the Earl for violating coronavirus-related journey restrictions then in place after a report stated he travelled 200 miles to Holwick Lodge, Middleton-in-Teesdale, and was noticed by his butler shopping for newspapers.
In 2010 he was banned from the street for 9 months after he was caught driving his motorcycle at 100mph on a 60mph stretch of street.
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