Saturday, 18 March 2017

Ex-Public Schoolboy Flouts Court Date For Booze Bender

The ex-public schoolboy son of a retired solicitor had a warrant for his arrest issued on Wednesday after failing to appear in court on a charge of forging a prescription.

Piers Robert Fairweather Edmondson, 34, of Crabbett Wood, Itchingwood Common Road, Oxted had been at a rehab centre in rural Scotland.

Wimbledon Magistrates Court heard he travelled early for his court date, but suffered an alcohol relapse.

District Judge James Henderson dismissed a suggestion from Edmondson's lawyer that he could possibly be conveyed to court by ambulance

He is charged with one count of fraud by false representation on November 21, last year at Boots, St. John’s Hill, Battersea, namely using a false prescription.

He is also charged with possession or control of an article for use in fraud, namely a false prescription.

It is understood the prescription was a genuine one made out to Edmondson, who is accused of altering the amount to increase the medication he would receive.

His parents live in a six-bedroom £2.75m home and have a restraining order, which prevents him contacting his mother or father or going within 650 feet of their home.

Edmondson is a talented classical guitarist, who has performed at the Savoy on London’s Strand.

His father, James Fairweather Edmondson, a retired solicitor specialising in trusts and wills is head of the Halecat Charitable Trust, based in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Piers attended £35,000-a year The King’s School, Canterbury, whose alumni include Field-Marshal Bernard Montgomery; actor Orlando Bloom; former England cricket captain David Gower and TV chef Antony Worrall Thompson. 

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