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Vampire academic accused of tasting student’s blood at Welsh university (i News)

Vampire academic accused of tasting student’s blood
A Welsh university lecturer who is an expert in vampire culture is at the centre of a “bizarre” claim that he tasted the blood of one of his students.


The blood-tasting claims came in a case lodged at Cardiff Employment Tribunal by Helen Coleman, Dr Williams’s PhD student. 

Georgina Calvert-Lee, a senior counsel at McAllister Olivarius who is representing Ms Coleman, told i that the “extraordinary” case came to light after one of Dr Williams’s pupils reported the incident to Ms Coleman, who then “blew the whistle”. 

She said: “The bizarre claim of blood being licked, among others, was reported to her and she felt a duty to protect the health and safety of her students by informing the university.” 

Ms Coleman alleges this led to her mistreatment at Glyndwr, causing work-related stress. 

“All I’ve ever been concerned about is the health and safety of students,” Ms Coleman told the Sunday Times. 

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