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Olympic rower cleared of assault: Clifford Chance associate ‘was like a dog snapping’ as he ‘attempted to bite me on the nose’

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Olympic rower Sean Corrigall has been cleared today of assaulting Clifford Chance associate Edward Dyson at Mayfair nightclub Mahiki.

During the trial at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court, Durham graduate Dyson, 28, claimed that “out of nowhere a large gentleman crept around the side of the dance floor and took a swing at me.”

Corrigall, 23, gave a different account of events, saying Dyson had barged into his group, and then after they complained: “He came towards me quite aggressively and attempted to bite me on the nose. It was like a dog snapping, you could hear his teeth and one of my friends said he seemed highly intoxicated through drugs.”

According to The Telegraph, Corrigall added of Dyson: “He said: ‘You don’t know who you’re f***ing messing with. I own half of this nightclub and I’m going to get you ***** banned for life.’”

After the altercation, Corrigall said that Dyson told him: “I am going to sue you for everything you’re worth.”

A spokesman for Mahiki said Dyson did not own any part of it.