Paula Hamilton In Court For 'Assaulting Policeman'
Former CBB housemate claimed to have punched officer at her home...
Paula Hamilton has appeared in court accused of assaulting a police officer.
The former Celebrity Big Brother housemate is claimed to have ripped the head from a sunflower before punching PC Dominic Matheson.
Aylesbury Magistrates Court heard that five officers had been called to Paula's house in the early hours of the morning on 29 September last year after she apparently made threats to kill herself.
The Daily Mail quoted her as saying, in her defence: "I can prove through Prince Charles, through his estate, that unless you have secateurs you cannot cut a sunflower at that time of the season
"I would never, ever use a sacred sunflower - our family crest - to hurt anybody. It was a present. I misbalanced on my feet because I had four toes broken. The only toe that wasn't broken was my big toe. I lost my balance.
"I'm an anthropologist, a philanthropist. I would never use my family crest to assault a police officer, that would be sacrilege.
"I have 11 brothers and sisters and 18 nieces and nephews. We were going to come and fill this court room full of flowers but we thought it might upset you."
The 52-year-old model - who recently posed naked for Closer magazine - also claimed that she was attacked by a police dog in the weeks before the night in question - and that officers deliberately tried to hurt her during the arrest.
"I had been bitten from head to toe by a police dog. It went through to my pumping organs, my kidney, liver and heart and ripped out my two front teeth," she continued.
"I was completely bereft by this action as I have always loved animals and have hand-raised wolves and released them back into the wild.
"The policeman dead-armed each arm and stamped on my broken foot again. He knew what he was doing, he had seen the police report of my injuries. He knew I am a climber and he knew who I was.
"He wanted his name in the papers. They took me to the police station in a coat - no underwear, nothing. I'm so sorry for wasting your time over a sunflower. I would never hurt a police officer, I'm pro-police."
The case has been adjourned until later this month for a verdict.