A woman who claimed she was forced out of her beach hut for being too glamorous has appeared in court.

Michele Spicer, 60, claimed she was evicted from her "mermaid haven" by jealous residents.

A trial at Worthing Magistrates Court was adjourned after prosecutors said they had not seen a report from the defence.

Spicer denies breaching a harassment order preventing her from going within 200m of another woman, Victoria Harvey, or attending the David Lloyd Gym in the town.

The Argus: Michele Spicer's case has been adjourned until JulyMichele Spicer's case has been adjourned until July (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

The injunction was granted in September last year and Spicer denies breaching it the following month.

The retired teacher claimed she was evicted from the £15,000 beach hut in Goring after her divorce amid a row with locals over antisocial behaviour.

She claimed they were jealous of her glamorous car and her modelling.

The mother-of-two said her relationship with neighbours quickly deteriorated after locals become jealous of her.

Worthing Borough Council removed the hut, which Spicer claimed is worth £46,000, after the first beach hut eviction for 25 years.

Spicer purchased the hut in April 2020 to "create a safe haven for herself and her mental health" following her divorce.

Spicer said: "I went to the beach hut one morning a few weeks ago and the locks were changed - then it was removed without my knowledge.

The Argus: Michele's beach hut, left, after it was moved by the council. Right, the view from her former plotMichele's beach hut, left, after it was moved by the council. Right, the view from her former plot

"I am just a beach hut owner quietly enjoying the area because it's good for my mental health but neighbours started bullying me and conspiring against me.

"I wanted the hut to improve my mental health but it's just been 18 months of total misery."

The Argus previously reported that the council terminated Spicer's licence in June 2021 before she was evicted in September.

At Worthing Magistrates Court today, Spicer, of Phrosso Road, West Worthing, spoke only to confirm her name, date of birth, address, and to say she understood the case would not be heard.

Speaking outside court, she said: "The sparks are going to fly, there's going to be fireworks and champagne popping when I win."

The trial was adjourned to July 5 at the same court.