Saturday, 4 October 2014

Aristocrat Pleads Not Guilty To Domestic Knife Threats

Hon. Lumley-Savile leaving court yesterday

The great-great-grandson of the Eighth Earl of Scarborough, who was already charged with brandishing two knives during a domestic incident, is now accused of affray and assaulting a taxi-driver outside his Fulham home on the same day.

Hon. James George Augustus Lumley-Savile, 39, of Stevenage Road, Fulham, appeared at Isleworth Crown Court yesterday and after denying all the counts against him was bailed unconditionally to return for trial on December 8.

Lumley-Savile - heir to the title Baron Savile - pleaded not guilty to two counts of  possessing a bladed article - namely two knives -  at his £800,000 home on May 19.

He also pleaded not guilty to affray and assaulting taxi driver Qamar Walayat on the same date.

The row allegedly began with his girlfriend - who has now retracted her police statement - making a joke about poisoning her late-father. 

Lumley-Savile's father was Eton educated businessman and war hero Hon. Henry Leoline Thornhill Lumley-Savile, who was injured during the battle of Monte Cassino in 1944 while a Lieutenant with the Grenadier Guards.

They are one of the oldest landowning Yorkshire families - descended from the Earls of Halifax and Scarborough - and recently Lumley-Savile sought planning permission to convert their hunting retreat, Walshaw Lodge, Hebden Bridge into a five-star twenty-room hotel.

The Edinburgh University graduate, who makes his living as an internet marketing entrepreneur, only spoke to confirm his name and enter his pleas.

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