Rebekah Vardy storms out of court after claims she ‘destroyed evidence’

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Rebekah Vardy has walked out of the Wagatha Christie High Court case after Coleen Rooney's lawyer claimed she'd "destroyed evidence".

The 40-year-old wife of football star Jamie Vardy left after Coleen's legal representative David Sherborne accused her of "lying under oath" about missing WhatsApp messages.

Mr Sherborne said to the Court room that he was stunned this case had got this far in the process.

He outlined that in his opinion, Rebekah had no more than a "slither of a case" as he said that her case "shrunk to almost nothing" after recent revelations.

Coleen's lawyer said that Mrs Justice Steyn now had to rule on two key things – whether Wayne's wife's post was "substantially true" and if her statement was in the "public interest".

Mr Sherborne also made apologies on behalf of his clients – Wayne and Coleen – for not being present for the closing speeches.

Their absence was explained as a "long standing travel arrangement with their four children" which had been agreed with their legal representatives, with the view the trial would have ended on Wednesday, May 18.

Speaking on behalf of Coleen and Wayne, Mr Sherborne told the court room that famous pair "did not want to go for a trial".

He added: "We say what Mrs Rooney said in her post was true. It's what she believes even more so now.''

Coleen's lawyer then went on to claim in his final deliberation that Rebekah had made "deliberate deletion and destruction" of evidence.

He also said that several key witnesses had not taken to the stand including Ms Caroline Watt and the journalists involved in publishing the leaked stories.

He once again urged Justice Steyn to consider the "deliberate cover up" designed to hide Vardy's actions.

He alleged the evidence showed "Mrs Vardy deleted the WhatsApp chats and has lied on oath".

Mr Sherborne claimed to the court: "There is only one reason for her having taken such a step.

"It was done to cover up incriminating evidence.''

"Mrs Vardy deliberately deleted those messages to cover up the collusion between her and Ms Watt.''

He went on to say that Vardy's actions were "fishy" as the former Dancing On Ice star got up and exited the Court.

Vardy denies the claims made against her.

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