The case against two men accused of stealing intimate photographs of PATSY KENSIT from her home has been thrown out of court this afternoon (September 10).
It was dismissed when Kensit, the ex-wife of Liam Gallagher, failed to show up at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London. She had refused to leave a film set in Canada to attend.
The trial had already been adjourned twice – once because of some of Kensit’s other film commitments and once because a police detective involved in the case was on holiday.
Judge Martyn Zeidman refused to adjourn again. “I’m not prepared to grant any further adjournment as it would be unfair for the defendants to have to wait any longer to have the opportunity to clear their names,” he said.
Michael Sulkin and Howard Kayman, both estate agents from London, were arrested during August 2000, accused of stealing polaroids from Kensit’s home.
Kensit has been ordered to pay costs.