Rhys Weatherburn (pictured outside court today, left), booked a room at the exclusive £320-a-night London hotel as a romantic treat for partner Shannon Fidge (right). But when she refused to sleep with him following an argument over dinner, he lost his temper – yelling expletives at her while demanding she make love to him. Terrified, Ms Fidge screamed so loudly for help that guests in neighbouring rooms contacted the reception.
They sent security up to the room. As they were escorting raging Weatherburn off the premises, he smashed a window. Westminster Magistrates’ Court was told police have twice previously been called out to deal with domestic incidents with Weatherburn and Miss Fidge (pictured together, inset) after he had been drinking.
The 20-year-old, of Tonbridge, Kent, admitted assault by beating and criminal damage to property. He will return to court for sentencing on March 2.