The former Olympic showjumper who sprayed pigs blood over her ex-lover’s flat said she found it ‘excruciatingly funny’ when neighbours called police fearing he’d been murdered.
Lizzie Purbrick, 63, smeared insults on Lord Prior of Brampton’s walls and drew a three-foot penis on the carpet.
After writing ‘big d*** lord’ and ‘lady sl**’ on the walls she tipped the rest of the two gallons of blood in the doorwell, leaving it pouring down to the road in Kennington which worried neighbours.
Mrs Purbrick told the Times: ‘It was so harmless. It was just funny, excruciatingly funny.’
Lizzie Purbrick (pictured on Wednesday) said she found it ‘excruciatingly funny’ that neighbours called police when the pigs blood she threw over the flat of her ex-lover Lord Prior of Brampton
After writing ‘big d*** lord’ and ‘lady sl**’ on the walls she tipped the rest of the two gallons of blood in the doorwell, leaving it pouring down to the road which worried neighbours
The equestrian even claimed she enjoyed the media attention surrounding the case, saying: ‘He would have got the wall repainted and nobody would have ever known but it went fabulously my way.
‘Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think it would go so well.’
Mrs Purbrick met Lord Prior, who has been nicknamed Lord Legover, at a dinner party in Norfolk – which she refers to as ‘the hotbed of sex’ – and moved in with him four days later.
She says it was like ‘love at first sight’ after she moved back to the UK for the first time since the 1990s to be with him.
Their relationship turned sour after two years when he said he was breaking it off to focus on his career. She then found out he was seeing someone else.
Lizzie Purbrick with her mount Frederick The Great ahead of the Badmington horse trials in 1983
Mrs Purbrick said she snapped when she caught her ex lover in bed after he told her he was breaking off their relationship to focus on his career
Mrs Purbrick told the Times: ‘It was just so unkind the way he did it. He’s just a dirty, dirty scoundrel.’
She snapped after finding him in bed with the woman, and told a butcher she was playing Lady Macbeth to get the blood before throwing it over his home.
Camberwell Magistrates heard Mrs Purbrick also wrecked Mr Prior’s apartment by tearing clothes from cupboards and sticking ripped fabric to the wall in the shape of a cross.
Mrs Purbrick who was part of the Equestrian team for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, was sentenced to 120 hours’ community service for the crime following a hearing at Camberwell Magistrates’ court on Tuesday.
After her crime sge left a cheque for £1,000 to Mr Prior labelled ‘payment for the bull’, but Prior is said to have billed her £15,000 for damages, which she has not paid.
Despite being found guilty of criminal damage last week, Mrs Purbrick said: ‘It was revenge 100 per cent but it was also cathartic.’