It was ‘drunken hit-and-run’

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By JESS GAL­LEY jess@sun­

A BIG Brother star has been charged with at­tempted mur­der af­ter a man was al­legedly mown down de­lib­er­ately by a car in a hit-and-run in­ci­dent.

Natalie Langer who be­came a house­hold name for her fre­quent strips in the Big Brother house has now gone on trial.

The 34-year-old blonde, who has won var­i­ous ‘Miss’ ti­tles 20 times, is ac­cused of run­ning over a man in June 2013 and then speed­ing off, leav­ing him for dead.

A court heard that the al­leged vic­tim only es­caped bleed­ing to death be­cause an­other mo­torist spot­ted him, and raised the alarm.

Speak­ing to the court at the start of the pro­ceed­ings, Langer claims to have no me­mory of what hap­pened and said that be­cause she was drunk, she does not even re­mem­ber how she got home that even­ing.


She said she could not ex­plain how she had ap­par­ently ended up driv­ing af­ter go­ing out with friends to a restau­rant in Ber­lin and drink­ing wine, then head­ing to the a club in the city un­til 3am.

The cel­e­bra­tions con­tin­ued in an­other bar un­til five in the morn­ing. Eye­wit­nesses said that she was so drunk, she could hardly walk, and at one stage was crawl­ing across the floor.

De­spite that, she man­aged to leave the club and got into her Mercedes C200 which she then drove home. At around 6am she al­legedly hit the 50-year-old.

When he was de­liv­ered to hos­pi­tal, it was found he’d suf­fered a frac­tured skull and nu­mer­ous bro­ken bones and had also lost a sub­stan­tial amount of blood.

Langer said her fi­ancé had asked her the next day about a dent in the car, and she was un­able to ex­plain it. She told the court she could re­mem­ber noth­ing.

She said that later she had been for a walk with her fi­ancé and the dog, and had been sur­prised at the chalk marks in­di­cat­ing an ac­ci­dent on a road nearby.

Langer also told the court in Ber­lin she had been shocked when a neigh­bour told her there been an ac­ci­dent. Then her boyfriend had again asked about the dent in the car, sug­gest­ing maybe they should report to the po­lice. When she re­fused the sug­ges­tion, he had then de­cided to take the car to Poland to have it re­paired.

How­ever, the 43-year-old fi­ancé de­cided in­stead to smash the car into a tree and leave it at the side of the road hop­ing that some­one would steal it.

But af­ter Natalie told Ger­man po­lice it was stolen, the wreck was found and re­turned.

Langer’s fi­ancé is also on trial ac­cused of at­tempt­ing to cover up a crime. The trial con­tin­ues.

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