Search

Former Barnet mayor Brian Coleman ‘once slept with an Arsenal striker’

16:23 20 February 2013

Brian Coleman wrote in his blog last week that he "once slept with an Arsenal striker". Picture: Polly Hancock.

Brian Coleman wrote in his blog last week that he "once slept with an Arsenal striker". Picture: Polly Hancock.

Archant

Former Barnet mayor Brian Coleman has claimed in a public blog that he “once slept with an Arsenal striker” despite previously insisting he does not discuss his private life with “anyone”.

Among the 26 posts made to his blog The King of Bling is back, the Barnet councillor has rubbished his own council’s £320million One Barnet outsourcing programme as “nuts”.

He has also lamented the decline of local newspapers – including, as he puts it, “the once mighty Hampstead and Highgate Express”.

But in November, the former London Fire Authority chief made it clear in a post to the blog that one subject was not up for discussion – his private life.

Giving his view about Lord Leveson’s report on media ethics in light of his own run-in with the late News of the World, he wrote: “At the time I was extremely puzzled as to how the newspaper got hold of any supposed details of my private life, something I do not discuss with anybody.”

But last week Cllr Coleman made a surprise revelation on the blog with a post recollecting a sexual encounter with an anonymous “Arsenal striker”.

In the piece about Barnet Football Club’s unsuccessful attempt to redevelop their Underhill Stadium, Cllr Coleman notes that he “has little interest in football” but, however, “once slept with an Arsenal striker”.

It follows another memorable incident almost seven years ago when Cllr Coleman wrote a weekly column for the Ham&High.

In one of these columns, Cllr Coleman announced he did not care what the press wrote about him, only to pull out of writing the column two weeks later - citing his dismay about an adverse comment about him in an editorial.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 12:00
Latest plans to redevelop Mansfield Bowling Club went on show on Monday. Picture: Generator Group

The quango in charge of English sport has objected to a controversial scheme to build housing on a historic bowling green.

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Teenagers were attacked on Parliament Hill (Pic credit: PA)

Young teenagers at a birthday gathering on Hampstead Heath were stabbed and bottled by a gang of older youths who robbed them of mobile phones and cash.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Hugo Duggan, pictured in 2010 during the family's Justice For Jeremiah campaign. Picture: Nigel Sutton

The father of a Golders Green student who died in Germany in 2003 after becoming involved with a far-right cult has finally opened a birthday card sent from his son just before his death.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Brookfield Park Surgery will move to Highgate

Two doctors have applied to turn their GP surgery into flats ahead of the practice’s move to Highgate.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder