‘Scis­sors pe­nis snip’ crimper is cleared

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A HAIR­DRESSER ac­cused of slic­ing her boyfriend’s pe­nis with a pair of SCIS­SORS has walked free from court af­ter he re­fused to tes­tify against her.

He­len Smith, 48, al­legedly snipped boyfriend Stu­art Cooper in the gen­i­tals last Au­gust.

Smith (above), from Car­den­den, Fife, de­nied the charges and was due to face trial at Dun­fermline Sher­iff Court yes­ter­day.

But her for­mer part­ner failed to turn up to the hear­ing hav­ing been “re­luc­tant” for the case to go for­ward, it was claimed.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Azra Yousaff tried to ad­journ the case due to his ab­sence.

But that failed when Smith’s lawyer re­vealed she’d re­ceived a let­ter from Cooper plead­ing for the case to be dropped.

“I have a let­ter that the com­plainer wrote to my firm,” she said.

“He said he made no com­plaint or state­ment, and he had no wish for the mat­ter to pro­ceed.”

She also claimed the “enor­mous pres­sure due to me­dia cov­er­age” on Smith had left her un­able to work.

In 2010, Ghana banned the sale of sec­ond-hand un­der­pants

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