It was alleged today that a city lawyer assaulted a fellow-ROH operagoer in a dispute over a woman’s coat.
Westminster Magistrates’ Court was told that Matthew Feargrieve, 43, attacked Ulrich Engler, 56, during Siegfried at the Royal Opera House last October. The fight started after Engler grabbed a coat that belonged to Feargrieve’s wife from an empty seat and slung it on to her lap.
The case has been sent to trial.
Court report here.