Remember last October, during the Katherine Hale controversy, when we heard about the reviewer who was whacked over the head with a wine bottle while working in supermarket Asda in Scotland by author Richard Brittain who’d travelled 500 miles to do so as revenge for a negative review?
Well, yesterday he pleaded guilty to assault and another charge of stalking another woman. Bail was refused and sentencing will take place at a later date.
All the UK national news organisations have reported on it:
- Daily Mail: ‘I could have died’: Asda shelf-stacker, 18, tells how she was bottled by Countdown champion who travelled 500 miles to Scotland to attack her after she gave his book a bad review online
- Daily Mirror: Teenager bottled by ex-Countdown champion for giving his book bad review: “I could have died”
- BBC News: Author Richard Brittain attacked reviewer with bottle
- Metro: Ex-Countdown champion bottled a woman who gave his book a bad review
- Telegraph: Teenager bottled by ex-Countdown champion for giving his book bad review
- Independent: Countdown champion Richard Brittain pleads guilty to tracking down and attacking teenage girl
- Daily Record: Former Countdown champion hunts down Scots teenager and bottles her.. for giving his BOOK a bad review