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Police called after love-tussle between pair of Brit Lord's 75 'wifelets'

June 11, 2011 - London

Police were called to the Marquess of Bath's Longleat estate in Wiltshire after two of his 75 "wifelets" clashed over who would share his bed that night.

Members of the Wiltshire force arrived in the middle of the night following allegations of a serious domestic assault and found two women embroiled in a violent row.

One of them, aged 45, was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm while the second, aged 62, was taken to hospital after suffering cuts and a suspected broken nose.

A police source said the two unnamed females had been fighting over who should sleep with the peer that evening.

"The argument had clearly turned nasty but Lord Bath wasn't interested at all. As one of them pleaded their innocence over the bust-up he was overheard to remark, "You sort it out ... I'm going to bed"," the Daily Mail quoted a source as saying.

Flamboyant millionaire Alexander Thynn, the 7th Marquess of Bath - a descendant of the Roman historian Tacitus recruits his wifelets, said to be 'former glamour girls, actresses, singers and aspiring models', at book launches and PR parties in London.

The Eton and Oxford-educated peer has previously dismissed suggestions that having numerous girlfriends under the same roof ever caused problems.


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