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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Pistorius in nightclub row over trial

Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius

MURDER accused Oscar Pistorius got into a row about his trial while out at a nightclub, his spokeswoman confirmed.

The 27-year-old Olympic and Paralympic athlete was at the VIP Room in Johannesburg on Saturday night when he got into an argument about the trial with another man, said to be Jared Mortimer.

The double-amputee's spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess said Mr Mortimer "aggressively engaged" Pistorius, who is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Ms Burgess said: "We can confirm that Oscar was at the said venue with one of his cousins.

"They sat in a quiet booth in the VIP section when they were approached by an individual who has now been identified as a Mr Mortimer.

"The individual, according to my client, started to aggressively interrogate him on matters relating to the trial. An argument ensued during which my client asked to be left alone.

"Oscar soon thereafter left the club."

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