Wine broker’s sick threat

A wine broker threatened to hang his girlfriend like her dead mother who had committed suicide, a court heard. George Burnes, 25, harassed, threatened and beat Rosie Smithers between 15 October 2021 and 4 January 2022 at her home address in Bayswater, west London. ‘He grabbed her by the neck and pushed her against the door. The victim felt she was going to have a panic attack’ said Mr Liam Edwards prosecuting. ‘She began to call 999 but the defendant…

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