Caught on CCTV: The moment scorned girlfriend attacks police officer partner and his PC lover at airport as they returned from secret holidayMark Davis went on a secret holiday with lover Elaine Turner in July this yearDavis told partner Helen McEvoy he was in Turkey on a stag do
She saw through his lies and confronted them at Birmingham AirportShe and her sister Donna have admitted the 1am assault in arrivals
Magistrate says Helen suffered 'great degree of provocation' before incident
15:25 GMT, 3 December 2012
This is the moment a scorned lover confronted her policeman boyfriend and the PC he was having an affair with as they brazenly returned from a secret holiday in the sun.
Helen McEvoy was lying in wait for Mark Davis and Elaine Turner when they flew back into Birmingham Airport from Turkey at 1am and then went berserk in front of shocked holidaymakers.
Mr Davis had told his partner of 12 years, who he has three children with, that he was off on a stag do.
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Oblivious: Mark Davis and his lover Elaine come into arrivals not knowing that they are about to be caught out by his partner Helen and her sister Donna
Scandal: PC Mark Davis with his partner of 12 years Helen McEvoy and one of their children before his affair with a fellow officer was revealed
But Ms McEvoy was shocked to discover the groom meant to be enjoying his last moments of freedom abroad was actually at still home in Dudley near Birmingham.
Davis even tried to cover his tracks by lying to McEvoy even more, telling he was flying back into Gatwick Airport.
But Helen was now so suspicious she waited for Mr Davis at Birmingham Airport instead and lashed out when he appeared – still wearing his holiday shorts – with his new lover Ms Turner in tow.
The punch-up was captured on CCTV, which showed how a display stand of chocolate bars at a nearby WH Smith was sent flying as the row escalated.
Affair: Helen McEvoy (pictured outside court)
had it out with PC Elaine Turner (right) who met Mark Davis at work at
West Midlands Police
29-year-old McEvoy, of Dudley, admitted assault and her sister Donna McEvoy, also of Dudley, who was also involved in the fracas early on July 17 this year, pleaded guilty to the same charge.
But they were handed 12-month conditional discharges after magistrates accepted that Helen McEvoy had experienced a 'great degree of provocation'.
Phillip Haycock, defending, told Solihull Magistrates’ Court that she and Mr Davis were in a 12-year relationship, had three young children and were married 'in everything but name'.
He said Mr Davis had cheated on McEvoy with Ms Turner before, but he claimed it was a one-night stand, she had forgiven him and they had undergone counselling.
'I am asking for a conditional discharge in this case', Mr Haycock said.
Approaching: The new couple walk towards the exit just as his partner and her sister were about to confront her
Brazen: Davis is shown here on the far right in his holiday shorts and cap after a sunny summer break to Turkey but was about to be surprised by his 'common law wife'
Moment: The highlighted area of the image shows Helen McEvoy and her sister confronting the couple
Row: This is the moment Helen McEvoy (centre closest to camera) accuses Mark Davis of being unfaithful (in the white T-shirt) with Elaine Turner (far left) while Helen's sister Donna (far right) watches on
Scuffle: The CCTV shows here the row in full flow after the incident got out of hand
Aftermath: Davis speaks to police as a holidaymaker watches on and a WH Smith worker clears up the mess
Assault: Shelves of sweets and chocolates were thrown about when the row got out of hand
'It is not what I would ordinarily ask for but there is a rather sad and sordid background.
'He announced to Helen in July that he was attending a week-long stag party for a colleague in Turkey.
'When he was in Turkey he sent text messages to Helen on a daily basis saying he loved her and missed her.
'My client became suspicious and looked up the address of the would-be groom and found him at home.
'Helen called Mark, who said he was on his own trying to get his head together.
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'He told her he would prove he was on his own by meeting her at Gatwick Airport.
'She decided to go to Birmingham Airport instead to wait for flights from Turkey on the day he was due back.
'She was sat in the airport when a flight from Turkey arrived.
'Mr Davis sent a text message which said he was leaving Turkey and would see her at Gatwick in four hours’ time.
'She decided to go to arrivals instead, where they discovered the couple.
'The two sisters did not travel to the airport to cause a problem. Helen wanted to show Elaine that Mr Davis had been playing both of them and that they were still in a relationship.
'She tried to show them the text messages, but the situation deteriorated very quickly.'
Shocked: Mark Davis stands after the attack speaking to a WH Smith worker afterwards
Donna McEvoy admitted assault against Mr Davis and Ms Turner, while Helen admitted one charge against Ms Turner.
Mr Haycock said Helen, a Dudley Council benefits adviser, believed Ms Turner, based at West Bromwich police station alongside Mr Davis, had tried to make trouble for her at work.
'Helen has tried to keep this as a private matter,' he said.
'But a letter has been written to her employer by Elaine Turner, on headed police note paper, in which she claims she has been the victim of harassment by Ms McEvoy.
Lies: PC Mark Davis had told his partner Helen that he was on a stag do but in fact he was enjoying a romantic trip with new lover Elaine (right)
'Helen, who was spoken to by her manager, believes the letter was sent to cause her trouble.
'I would have thought that anybody caught having an affair would have taken it on the chin and would not pour salt on the wounds by pursuing a prosecution.
'The women accept their behaviour was not entirely appropriate.
'Helen McEvoy is the victim in this incident even though she appears as the defendant. She apologises for her actions through me and accepts responsibility for what she did.'
Passing sentence, magistrate Michael Martin said: 'It’s obvious a deplorable series of events led to this incident.
'It’s clear from the CCTV that injuries were caused, but we accept this was an isolated incident and that Helen was subjected to a great degree of provocation.
'We believe both sisters attended to determine if he had been telling the truth, and not for a violent confrontation.
'There is a considerable amount of mitigation in this case.'
No award was made for compensation but the sisters were ordered to each pay 200 towards court costs.