Dorset fake Botox cosmetic surgeon's trial collapses

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  • Ozan Melin and his ex-wife and former assistant Lisa Bolster were cleared of fraud on the directions of a judge at Bournemouth Crown Court
  • They had faced charges over a Botox business run from a house in Dorset
  •  Bolster, 50, was also found not guilty of unauthorised use of a trademark
  • Melin will face a retrial for three offences of inflicting grievous bodily harm
Ozan Melin and his ex-wife and former assistant Lisa Bolster were cleared of fraud on the directions of a judge at Bournemouth Crown Court 

Ozan Melin and his ex-wife and former assistant Lisa Bolster were cleared of fraud on the directions of a judge at Bournemouth Crown Court 

The trial of a cosmetic surgeon and his ex-wife accused of administering counterfeit Botox has collapsed because of a 'lack of evidence'.

Ozan Melin and his ex-wife and former assistant Lisa Bolster were cleared of fraud on the directions of a judge at Bournemouth Crown Court.

They had faced charges over a Botox business run from a house in Lytchett Matravers, in Dorset.  

On the directions of Judge Brian Forster QC, the jury found Melin, 41, and his former wife not guilty of three charges of fraud relating to claims that he was medically qualified.

Bolster, 50, was also found not guilty of unauthorised use of a trademark. 

Melin will face a retrial for three offences of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Marcelle King, Jozette Sheppard and Carol Kingscott.

He is said to have left the three middle-aged women in severe pain after treating them with large needles and using fake and dangerous Botox solution containing 'beef gelatine'. 

Mrs King had to go to A&E after suffering from anaphylactic shock while Mrs Sheppard was unable to eat or speak properly for six months, Bournemouth Crown Court heard.

The three women are unrecognisable in the photographs which show their faces red and puffed up, their eyes reduced to tiny slits.

Plastic surgeon Colin Rayner said he believed the women had been injected with a noxious and extremely dangerous substance. 

He told the court the beef product – similar to that used in jelly – was potentially allergic when injected and should not be in Botox. 

Samples were found in vials seized from the home of Melin's then-wife Bolster. 

Marcelle King before the treatment
Mrs King after the treatment

Jurors were shown photographs of Marcelle King (left) after she received the Botox treatment (right)

Jozette Sheppard before the treatment
Mrs Sheppard after the Botox

Jozette Sheppard (pictured before the treatment), said she was left unable to 'eat, speak or smile' for six months after having the Botox (right) 

Jozette Sheppard after the treatment
Carol Kingscott after receiving the Botox treatment

Jozette Sheppard, 46, (left) and Carol Kingscott, 57, (right) both suffered an extreme reaction

Melin, from Uxbridge, West London, ran a mobile clinic called The Smooth Face Botox Company and carried out treatments at beauty salons and customers' homes.

He denies three counts of causing grievous bodily harm.   

A date has not yet been set for a retrial but is expected to be in April next year.

Bolster, 50, was found not guilty of unauthorised use of a trademark

Bolster, 50, was found not guilty of unauthorised use of a trademark

 

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