Mansion struggle ends with eviction

A BITTER struggle for possession of a mansion in Newmarket's millionaires row culminated in dramatic scenes yesterday when the tearful wheelchair-bound former lover of a racehorse trainer was carried out by bailiffs.

A BITTER struggle for possession of a mansion in Newmarket's millionaires row culminated in dramatic scenes yesterday when the tearful wheelchair-bound former lover of a racehorse trainer was carried out by bailiffs.

Having successfully resisted eviction from the £1.7million nine-bedroom house on Bury Road the previous day, Glory Clibbery, 52, finally relented when bailiffs, accompanied by police, entered the house at 11am yesterday morning.

Ms Clibbery, a former actress who had a leg amputated earlier this year, was ordered to leave The Gables, owned by the Hong Kong-based multi-millionaire trainer Ivan Allan, by a High Court Judge in July.

However, she claimed she should be able to remain in the house where she has lived for the last three years until October, when an appeal hearing is due to take place.


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As bailiffs broke through a back door and entered the house yesterday , she initially locked herself in an office room and engaged in a stand off for two hours with police and bailiffs before being persuaded to leave.

She and her mother, 78-year-old Marguerite Clibbery, who has lived in the house for 18 years, were then both escorted out of the building, flanked by bailiffs and locked out of the property on the pavement.

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The pair broke down in tears and hugged one another as the gates were secured to prevent her re-entering, but then Ms Clibbery stationed herself in front of them to prevent Stephen Beverley, a lawyer acting on Mr Allan's behalf, to leave.

She told the EADT: "They have my computer in there, which has all the information relating to my legal case on it, my grandmother's ashes are in there and I'm not going to move until they let me have them."

Eventually a police officer wheeled her out of the way to allow Mr Beverley to get his car through the gates, and she was informed that she would have to seek a court order in order to retrieve any possessions left in the house.

She and Mr Allan had a 15-year relationship, which he described in court as a "chequebook relationship" which ended in 2000. The following year Mr Allan had her evicted from a flat he owns in London's Piccadilly.

But she maintained that Mr Allan had told her mother she could remain in the Newmarket house as long as she wished, a claim which was dismissed in court.

Ms Clibbery has claimed that the eviction could kill her as she lost her leg following a kidney problem, which she blamed on the stress of the court case.

She said that if she did not remain calm, she was in danger of losing her other leg or having a heart attack and was just "struggling to survive."

Now she and her mother have nowhere to live and are faced with legal costs in excess of £100,000, although a friend is storing most of the belongings they have already taken from the house at a nearby stud farm.

Ms Clibbery's mother who had until yesterday counted leading trainers Sir Michael Stoute and Luca Cumani among their neighbours, said the pair would probably spend the night in a hotel, or possibly go to London to stay in a Salvation Army hostel.

Mr Allan's solicitor, Stephen Beverley, said: "This is a sad day for all parties. The Clibberys have been given numerous opportunities to leave the property in a dignified manner. What's more, they have refused accommodation from the local authority.

"After 12 years of little more than a chequebook relationship my client's generosity in allowing Mrs Clibbery to stay in the house was repaid by them running a bed and breakfast business for profit and refusing my client and his visitors access to the property for the past four years."

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