An update to this tory violence post
A councillor has been fined for threatening to kill his former lover. Paul High, Worthing Borough Council's cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, left ex-fiancee Zsuszana Krammarics so terrified she fled the home they shared fearing for her life.
The 51-year-old claimed Miss Krammarics had made false allegations against him because she was "a woman scorned" and denied charges of common assault and assault by beating. But magistrates in Worthing yesterday took just two hours to decide High had threatened his victim and found him guilty of common assault.
They ordered High to pay a fine of £660 along with £350 compensation to Miss Krammarics and court costs of £1,000.