Juror faints after murder trial told 'woman died from internal injuries caused by shampoo bottle forced into backside' 18:55, 13 JULY 2015 BY BEN MITCHELL , JACK BACKWELL A juror fainted while the court was told of the "shocking and distressing" death of 51-year-old Majella Lynch, who suffered internal injuries Barry Batchelor/PA Distressing: A juror fainted after hearing the details of the case at Winchester Crown Court A juror in a murder trial fainted when hearing the "shocking and distressing" details of a woman who died of internal injuries caused by a shampoo bottle inserted into her backside. Majella Lynch was taken to hospital on April 18 last year after she was found at home by carers suffering "severe abdominal pain", Winchester Crown Court was told. Prosecutor William Mousley QC had begun explaining the case when a woman selected as a standby juror fainted in her seat. A male spare juror called for assistance and the case was halted but as the woman was being led from the court, she collapsed again on the floor. Another female juror then came to her assistance saying that she was a nurse. The court was cleared at the direction of the judge, Mr Justice Akenhead, so the collapsed juror could be cared for. At the start of the hearing, Mr Akenhead warned the jury that they might find the details of the case "shocking and distressing". Daniel McBride, 43, of St Denys Road, Southampton, Hampshire is accused of her murder, which he denies. Mr Mousley told the seven men and five women members of the jury, plus the two standbys, medical staff examined the 51-year-old victim and found a full 400ml shampoo bottle in her abdominal cavity. The bottle was removed but Ms Lynch, also from Southampton, from died two days later. Mr Mousley said the presence of the bottle would have been "extremely painful" and it would not have been possible for Ms Lynch to have caused the injuries to herself. She did not tell hospital staff what had happened. He said: "She was at the very least reluctant to say what had caused this terrible pain, either denying that anything had happened to her or refusing to answer when asked the question but she did confirm to the nurses she saw in hospital she had been assaulted. She was obviously very scared." He explained that McBride admitted visiting Ms Lynch's home at the time the injuries would have occurred and added: "There was nobody else who could have been responsible for what the prosecution says was a perverted sexual assault." The court heard the "sadistic and brutal" assault took place in Ms Lynch's basement flat. PA Tragic Death: Majella Lynch, who died of internal injuries caused by a shampoo bottle found in her abdomen She was a chronic drinker and became very vulnerable when she was in a drunken state, the jury was told. Ms Lynch had suffered a fall which reduced her mobility, so she spent a lot of her time in or around her flat. She would often sit outside drinking Special Brew and asking neighbours and onlookers if they would buy her some more alcohol. A support worker had bought her some Alberto Balsam shampoo and conditioner but she did not like to bathe or take showers so had left the bottles unused on her chest of drawers. The very same bottle of shampoo was shown to the courtroom and alluded to as being the item recovered from Ms Lynch's abdomen. The room in which Ms Lynch was sat the following morning looked like it had been turned over, the support worker told the trial. Blankets were stained with diarrhoea and a sofa cushion appeared to be stained with either blood or diarrhoea. A roll of black bin liners covered the floor along with a set of black latex gloves. The support worker noticed a pair of knickers left on the floor had spots of blood in them. The prosecutor said that when asked what had happened, Ms Lynch simply responded: "I can't remember." She was clearly in a lot of pain and described it as "pain like she had never experienced before." Getty Bottles Assault: The prosecution claims the injuries, sustained from a shampoo bottle, could not have been caused by the victim Paramedics arrived at the house and asked if she had been assaulted. The court heard she merely stared right back at the person asking the question, before looking away towards the door. After undergoing further inspections at the hospital, doctors noticed bruising and broken skin around her anus before discovering the hard object inside her. The jury heard Ms Lynch was a small woman, standing at only 5ft 2ins tall, and weighed only 54kgs. The shampoo bottle - 20 centimetres in length and between six and seven centimetres in diameter - was forced between eight and 10 centimetres inside her rectum. The court heard that the average length of the female rectum is eight to 12 centimetres, and with a diameter of two and a half to three centimetres. The bottle caused serious tearing and left Maj in excruciating pain. She underwent surgery to have the bottle taken out and in the process had to have part of her colon removed. In the early hours of Easter Sunday, Ms Lynch went into cardiac arrest and doctors were unable to revive her. Dr Delaney, of Southampton General Hospital, said she had died as a result of complications following the forceful insertion of the bottle. The jury heard that during interview McBride described Majella's injuries as "f*****g disgusting". He was arrested at his home in St Deny's where he was staying with his girlfriend, the court was told. When arrested he told officers: "Who the f**k is Majella Lynch?" McBride claimed he was absolutely flabbergasted at the fact he had been arrested and repeatedly denied having ever been at Majella's property. He admitted he was drunk on the night and had taken a little cocaine but said this was normal for a night out for him, the jury heard. Prosecutor Mr Mousley told the court it was not until March this year McBride claimed he had been passing by Ms Lynch's flat when he heard her calling for help. He alleged he had gone to her aid and called her an ambulance after she complained of having a sore stomach caused by a man upstairs. He then claimed to have taken some cocaine in her flat, before awaking again later and leaving with a bag of beer which Ms Lynch had insisted he take with him. The trial continues.