Man faces jail for throwing roast chicken at his ex-girlfriend

A former Saatchi and Saatchi designer faces jail for throwing a whole roast chicken at his ex-girlfriend.

Ellen Van De Vusse was hit by the chicken, covering her in fat and morsels (Picture: Brais G. Rouco/Central News)

Colin Comiskey, 34, grabbed Ellen Van De Vusse before drunkenly hurling the bird at her at their home in West Kensington.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard the pair had been in a relationship for three years and had only recently moved into the flat together.

Colin Comiskey threw a whole roast chicken at his ex-girlfriend (Picture: Brais G. Rouco/Central News)

But after their relationship hit the rocks, Comiskey returned home drunk and woke her up offering her food. When Ms Vusse tried to go back to sleep, Irishman Comiskey stormed into the kitchen muttering to himself.

But out the blue, a chicken then flew towards her, splattering her dressing gown and the television with chicken fat and morsels. Ms Vusse then locked herself in the bathroom and phoned police.

Jonathan Bryan, prosecuting, said: ‘The defendant is the ex-boyfriend of the complainant. They had been in a relationship for about three years and had been renting a flat. ‘The relationship broke up in November 2017. There then follows a dispute over the living arrangements.

‘The complainant was asleep in her bed. The defendant arrived at about 9:30pm. He was very drunk. ‘He approached the complainant who was asleep. He asked her in a pleasant way to get up – she said she did not want to. ‘His mood then changed. He said: “Get up, you are not sleeping now.” ‘She told him she wanted to continue sleeping, but he said he had brought her dinner. She said to him she was not hungry.

Westminster Magistrates Court heard Comiskey grabbed his partner before throwing the chicken at her (Picture: PA Archive/PA Images)

‘His response to that was to push her in the chest. It did not hurt her, and she tried to walk away. ‘He picked up a chicken and it hit her on the dressing grown. Some of it went over the kitchen and television. ‘She managed to leave the kitchen.

He was very angry and was clenching his fists.’ When Ms Vusse rang the police, the defendant said: ‘If you are calling the police you are going to regret it.’

Comiskey appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court and admitted one count of assault by beating. He was granted conditional bail and told not to contact directly or indirectly Ellen Van De Vusse ahead of his sentence on 12 July.

Comiskey, of North End Road, West Kensington, admitted one count of assault by beating on 12 January 2018. He was originally charged with a further count of assault by beating, but the charge was dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service following his guilty plea.

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