Jarman told the court she confronted Dower after she had made a V-sign and called Plaid councillors 'scum'. The Times quotes her: 'She said nothing, but suddenly threw her fist at my face. I veered to avoid it but she made contact. The next thing I remember is being on the floor.' The court was then told that 13-stone Dower then shouted at a dazed Jarman (4ft 11in tall): 'Get up. You're an actress.' Jarman suffered bruising and was taken by ambulance to East Glamorgan Hospital, where doctors fitted a surgical collar.