An NHS hospital manager assaulted her disabled neighbour in a foul-mouthed spat over the noise she was making while walking up the stairs, a court heard.
Jamie Peterson, 39, flew into a rage when she heard management consultant Sarah Kinsella enter their shared building in Hornton Street, Kensington.
She dashed from her flat with her trusted pet dog, a Dachshund called Herman, to confront Ms Kinsella, angry that she was using a trolley to take heavy shopping up to her first floor home.
Peterson accused her neighbour of being “f***ing fat and lazy” for using the trolley, despite knowing Ms Kinsella was unable to lift heavy objects because of a hip disability.
Peterson said “don’t be so loud”, referred to her neighbour as “it” rather than “she”, then shoved the trolley into Ms Kinsella as she climbed the stairs.Charming! No wonder the staff are brutal and callous, if that's the kind of 'leadership' they see every day...
Peterson, who has held senior posts at Barts and The London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trusts, denied attacking her neighbour but was found guilty by magistrates following a short trial.
Her lawyer, Hesham Puri, said the conviction means she faces losing her current job and being evicted from the Kensington flat.I bet it doesn't.
She was given a two-year conditional discharge by magistrates, who ordered her to pay £620 in court costs.Given the salary she no doubt gets, that's, what, a couple of hours work?