ONE of Britain’s ‘Most Wanted’ sex offenders used a fake name in court after losing his front teeth in a fracas.
Peter Wheatherley – who spent three years in jail for indecently assaulting a schoolgirl in 1996 – called himself ‘Peter Kennelly’ when suing for damages.
Wheatherley – wantedfor failing to sign onto the sex offenders register – was awarded 11,000 euros following a punch-up with Tony Neal, from Riviera.
Neal – who has lived in Spain for four years – explained: “I only found out about Peter’s real surname after reading your recent report about him.
“During the court case he never once used the name ‘Wheatherley’.
“Peter punched me first so I lashed out and hit him in the mouth, knocking some teeth to the floor.”
“I thought at some point you had to show your passport – so maybe he has a fake one too.”
Neal, 57, from Kent, explained that he first met odd-job man Wheatherley two years ago when he hired him to fit some kitchen cupboards.
But, when one of the hinges came off and he asked him to fix it, Wheatherley, 42, allegedly flew into an angry rage.
“He refused to fix it and went loopy and insulted my wife,” explained Neal.
A few weeks later, Neal confronted Wheatherley in Riviera, demanding an apology.
“Peter punched me first so I lashed out and hit him in the mouth, knocking some teeth to the floor.
“Suddenly Carol, his wife, came from behind and hit me on the back with an iron bar.”
A few days later Neal revealed that he was denounced to the Guardia Civil for assault.
“He also claimed his dentist fees from me,” he explained.
Marbella lawyer Adolfo Martos Gross told the Olive Press that Wheatherley could be punished for the dishonest feat.
“He can be prosecuted for using a fake passport and name in court,” explained Gross from firm Gutierrez del Alamo y Martos. “It is certainly a crime.”
But when the Olive Press phoned the Guardia Civil in Fuengirola, they said they were not interested. “We can’t do anything unless you were directly involved” said a spokesman.
When the Olive Press finally caught up with Wheatherley – who according to Crimestoppers also uses pseudonyms Peter Jackson and Peter Hudson – he denied his own existence.
Speaking in La Cala, where he lives, he insisted: “I don’t know who Peter Wheatherley or Peter Kennelly are.
“I have never even heard of them before.”
Meanwhile, PC Sarah Nettleship, from the Sheffield Public Protection Unit, explained: “Wheatherley has been told that should he enter the UK he will be arrested immediately.”