Spurned lover fails in court bid

A SPURNED lover today failed in his bid to recoup £1,000 from his ex-girlfriend.Alfred McGuire of Shamrock Avenue, was at Ipswich County Court in Arcade Street, to sue ex-girlfriend Diane Dellar in a bid to get back the money he claims he spent on her during their relationship.

A SPURNED lover today failed in his bid to recoup £1,000 from his ex-girlfriend.

Alfred McGuire of Shamrock Avenue, was at Ipswich County Court in Arcade Street, to sue ex-girlfriend Diane Dellar in a bid to get back the money he claims he spent on her during their relationship.

However, during a hearing that lasted less than 20 minutes District Judge Ian Evans branded the pensioner's attempt to get his money back a waste of the court's time.

Mr McGuire had claimed he spent the money on meals, weekend breaks and trips to the theatre and cinema during their three-year relationship.

The 67-year-old, who arrived half-an-hour early for the hearing, faced a scrum of photographers and journalists interested in his story.

Prior to the hearing he told The Evening Star he wasn't nervous about the proceedings, and added: “Whatever will be will be. It's up to the judge today.”

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He added: “I'm not seeking publicity and I don't relish the press attention but it is a matter of principle.”

Previously, Mr McGuire had said Miss Dellar left him earlier this year and he decided then that he wanted his money back.

He said: “I paid for train fares, bus fares, meals and drinks.

“This is not being done out of vindictiveness, jealousy, or any other emotions.

“I was in love with her and devoted to her. I gave my relationship 1,000 per cent.”

The pair first met in 2002 after Miss Dellar replied to a personal ad taken out by Mr McGuire.

“We did get on very well,” he said. “We were friends at first and we consequently became lovers.”

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