Bavarian princess appears in court

A Bavarian princess has appeared in court charged with a string of offences alleged to have happened at a student event near St Andrews at the weekend.

Theodora Sayn-Wittgenstein (27) arrived at Cupar Sheriff Court in handcuffs to face eight charges.

The offences are alleged to have taken place on Saturday at Kinkell Farm.

Sayn-Wittenstein, of Bad Lapsag, Germany, was driven to the court in a police vehicle and ushered through a rear door to the court.

She denied shouting, swearing and threatening violence; two charges of assaulting Damon Creevy by attempting to kick him on the body and kicking him on the body; acting in a racially aggravated manner towards Farah Hussain by making remarks about killing Muslims, and assaulting Cara Anderson by kicking her on the body, struggling with her and attempting to butt her on the head to her injury.

She further denies uttering threats and offensive and homophobic comments and struggling with security staff; struggling violently with police officers and attempting to stop herself being placed in custody by pushing with her legs, and shouting, swearing and thretening violence to police officers in a police van.

The final charge, which she also denies, alleges that she shouted and swore at officers at Glenrothes Police Station on March 9 and accused them of being paedophiles.

Defence solicitor Douglas Williams told the court that his client intended to return to Germany while she awaits trial to work with her father in his renewables business.

She was released on bail after providing an address in south west London, the home of her brother’s best friend.

Trial was fixed for July 7 at Dundee Sheriff Court, with an interim hearing on June 26.