Ambulance boss, 55, attacked wife, 40, after finding her with naked lover

The boss of a private ambulance firm who attacked his wife and her new lover after catching them naked in a four-star hotel room has been told he could be facing jail.

Michael Morgan had been married to his wife Rossalin for 15 years and they have two children together.

Mrs Morgan split from her husband in June and he had moved out of the family home, Prosecutor Nadine Clough told magistrates in Skipton, North Yorkshire.

He was hoping to win her back when he turned up at the hotel where she usually worked as a cleaner.

Mrs Morgan and her new partner had booked into the luxury Coniston Hotel, Skipton, for a long weekend.

Her ex had been driving past when he spotted her car and went inside looking for her.

As he entered the hotel lobby he thought something strange was going on because staff appeared to be “sniggering slightly”, the court heard.

John Mewies, mitigating said: “He knocked on the door, his wife answered. She was in a state of undress and he saw a naked man in the shower.

“He lost his temper and there was a bit of a fracas in the hotel room. He is deeply affected by this, but it is a situation not of his making.

“He came across a scene that he could barely believe.”

Morgan slapped his ex, knocking her to the floor, and dragged the man out the bathroom.

He pushed his love rival against a door frame and punched him, said Miss Clough.

The other man managed to pin Morgan face down on the bed, asking if he was going to calm down.

Morgan, who founded a private ambulance fleet which provided cover at the London Olympics, continued to yell insults, calling his wife a “horrible woman” and refusing to shake hands with the other man on his way out of the room.

The man suffered scratches and bruises and Mrs Morgan did not want her husband to contact her again.

Morgan, from Skipton, of previous good character, admitted assaulting his wife and the other man on October 10.

He also admitted harassment without violence of Rossalin Morgan between October 4 and October 10.

Magistrates adjourned sentencing for reports to Friday, January 15 and warned Morgan they were not ruling out jail.