Woman, 30, 'hurled beer bottle at boyfriend on first-class train in jealous rage after he called his ex'
A WOMAN chucked a beer bottle at her boyfriend in a jealous rage on a first-class train journey after he phoned his ex-girlfriend, a court heard today.
Oliwia Kopanczyk, 30, is said to have "flipped out" and attacked Nigel Simper on the Great Western Railway train from Cheltenham to London Paddington.
The Old Bailey heard he was left with blood pouring from his head as he screamed: "What have you done? You bottled me. You will do time for this."
Kathryn Hovington, prosecuting, told jurors: "Shortly after the train departed, they were observed to be having an argument by the train manager who approached and asked if everything was okay, and was told by the complainant that it was.
"Later in the journey, what was observed, was that the complainant in this case had received a two-inch laceration to his forehead, that was observed because he started shouting, jumping up, and was visibly bleeding."
Kopanczyk, whose dad is a police officer, had been with Mr Simper for around two years when the alleged incident unfolded on June 2.
He was disrespecting me on the phone with her. He was laughing at my face – telling her that I am stupid.
After she was arrested, she claimed she acted in "self defence" – and pointed out to cops Mr Simper had "loudly" spoken to his ex on the phone and was being "disrespectful".
She today told jurors: "He was paranoid and accusing everyone of lying. It was just absolutely crazy.
"He was on the phone with his ex-girlfriend, the mother of his child. I just politely asked him to put the phone down.
"He was disrespecting me on the phone with her. He was laughing at my face – telling her that I am stupid.
"Not very nice things basically. He was just laughing and tried to grab the phone from him and he punched me in the face.
"He punched me using the heel of his hand. I said: 'Stop it. Don't do it', then he kicked me. When he kicked me I was trying to stand up. I was scared he might kick me of push me again."
It is the prosecution case that she acted out of anger and retaliation and not self-defence
Jurors heard in April 2012, Mr Simper was convicted of battery against his former partner and mother of his child.
He had been living with Kopanczyk for around two months when she allegedly chucked the Desperados bottle at him as they travelled back from seeing pals.
Ms Hovington said: "She will describe him being rude, and she will suggest that he was on drugs at the time and being aggressive and in fact she describes in that interview, that he had hit her three times and he had kicked her.
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"It is the prosecution case that she acted out of anger and retaliation and not self-defence."
Kopanczyk, of Streatham, South West London, denies assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The trial continues.
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