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Court security guard has foot run over in horrifying wheelchair attack

Police were called to court after a man in a motorised wheelchair rode over a security guard’s foot.

Officers raced to Brighton Magistrates’ Court today following the incident.

A court source said the victim was uninjured in the fracas which took place following a row over smoking.

A Sussex Police spokesman confirmed: “At midday police were called to the foyer after a 59-year old man in a motorised wheelchair had been involved in a dispute with a security guard.

“The man had been waiting to attend a court hearing as a defendant and had been asked to leave the foyer area by security staff as he was smoking.

“The wheelchair was reported to have run over the guard's foot. The guard was unhurt. The man in the wheelchair, who was also unhurt, was spoken to by officers and an appointment will be made to interview him at a later date on suspicion of common assault.”

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5:47pm Thu 14 Nov 13

LeonBIank666 says...

I have seen more horrific things in my underpants if truth be told.

Not really a story here is there?
I have seen more horrific things in my underpants if truth be told. Not really a story here is there? LeonBIank666
  • Score: 48

6:20pm Thu 14 Nov 13

chilliman says...

Whatever the ins and out of this it's hardly a "horrifying attack" if nobody got hurt. Now, if there'd been a broken toe involved it might have been slighty disturbing but not much.

Officers racing to the scene - they must have wondered what all the fuss was about. At least the fire engine wasn't called to put out the cigarette so we don't have that photo again.
Whatever the ins and out of this it's hardly a "horrifying attack" if nobody got hurt. Now, if there'd been a broken toe involved it might have been slighty disturbing but not much. Officers racing to the scene - they must have wondered what all the fuss was about. At least the fire engine wasn't called to put out the cigarette so we don't have that photo again. chilliman
  • Score: 39

6:25pm Thu 14 Nov 13

Angryoldman says...

"Horrifying wheelchair attack"?
More like a horrifying exaggeration by the Argus.
"Horrifying wheelchair attack"? More like a horrifying exaggeration by the Argus. Angryoldman
  • Score: 47

6:28pm Thu 14 Nov 13

Camp Nigel says...

Did the Argus crime reporter, used to work for 'Viz'.
Did the Argus crime reporter, used to work for 'Viz'. Camp Nigel
  • Score: 38

6:40pm Thu 14 Nov 13

The Hobo says...

Was it too difficult for the security guard to get out of the way of a motorised wheelchair? He probably just wants a bit of compo.

However, journo Anna Roberts must be wetting her pants at her latest scoop, where having your foot run over by a motorised wheelchair really is 'horrifying'.
Was it too difficult for the security guard to get out of the way of a motorised wheelchair? He probably just wants a bit of compo. However, journo Anna Roberts must be wetting her pants at her latest scoop, where having your foot run over by a motorised wheelchair really is 'horrifying'. The Hobo
  • Score: 19

6:48pm Thu 14 Nov 13

FatherTed11 says...

'The guard was unhurt.', 'The man in the wheelchair, who was also unhurt'.

If no-one was hurt, why were the police called?
'The guard was unhurt.', 'The man in the wheelchair, who was also unhurt'. If no-one was hurt, why were the police called? FatherTed11
  • Score: 22

6:55pm Thu 14 Nov 13

mimseycal says...

Putting a finger on someone can be considered assault under certain circumstances. Running over someones' foot with a wheelchair (or mobility scooter) is the same sort of thing. As there is no damage done, it probably will be considered common assault and depending on the gents' record will probably end up with nothing more then a caution.
Putting a finger on someone can be considered assault under certain circumstances. Running over someones' foot with a wheelchair (or mobility scooter) is the same sort of thing. As there is no damage done, it probably will be considered common assault and depending on the gents' record will probably end up with nothing more then a caution. mimseycal
  • Score: 11

7:27pm Thu 14 Nov 13

Herbertfarquarson says...

The Argus gets more ridiculous by the day.
The Argus gets more ridiculous by the day. Herbertfarquarson
  • Score: 31

7:41pm Thu 14 Nov 13

kkj says...

Maybe it was the wheelchair itself that was horrifying, rather than the attack.

Its not clear from the headline.
Maybe it was the wheelchair itself that was horrifying, rather than the attack. Its not clear from the headline. kkj
  • Score: 19

7:57pm Thu 14 Nov 13

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! says...

This type of incident will be an everyday occurrence in Brighton ghetto.

Coming to you soon with the greens
This type of incident will be an everyday occurrence in Brighton ghetto. Coming to you soon with the greens I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars!
  • Score: 5

8:55pm Thu 14 Nov 13

lindaf says...

Adj. 1. horrifying - provoking horror; "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound"
frightful, horrible, atrocious, ugly
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger


Really??? Maybe the Argus should give all their reporters a dictionary for Christmas... Just saying.
Adj. 1. horrifying - provoking horror; "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound" frightful, horrible, atrocious, ugly alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger Really??? Maybe the Argus should give all their reporters a dictionary for Christmas... Just saying. lindaf
  • Score: 16

9:15pm Thu 14 Nov 13

mrs m ward says...

i thought i was reading the daily mail for a minute there.
i thought i was reading the daily mail for a minute there. mrs m ward
  • Score: 15

9:32pm Thu 14 Nov 13

nocando says...

police officers only 'raced to the scene' because they only had to drag their tubby backsides to within 100m of their canteen. I'd put good money on at least one of them having their flies still undone when they got there.
police officers only 'raced to the scene' because they only had to drag their tubby backsides to within 100m of their canteen. I'd put good money on at least one of them having their flies still undone when they got there. nocando
  • Score: 11

9:37pm Thu 14 Nov 13

mimseycal says...

What's a touch of hyperbole more or less ;-)
What's a touch of hyperbole more or less ;-) mimseycal
  • Score: 11

10:25pm Thu 14 Nov 13

Levent says...

Angryoldman wrote:
"Horrifying wheelchair attack"?
More like a horrifying exaggeration by the Argus.
Some of these fat lumps can hit 20mph in their motorised chairs, and they do seem to have just a tad of an attitude when they go flying along the pavement
( particularly along the London Rd where there is a bus stop full of people).
You have one hit the your ankle and see how exaggerated you think it is!
The fact that this bozo also needs to break the law and smoke in a court might give you some insight as to why he's actually needs a motorised wheel chair,
and what he thinks of anyone around him!
[quote][p][bold]Angryoldman[/bold] wrote: "Horrifying wheelchair attack"? More like a horrifying exaggeration by the Argus.[/p][/quote]Some of these fat lumps can hit 20mph in their motorised chairs, and they do seem to have just a tad of an attitude when they go flying along the pavement ( particularly along the London Rd where there is a bus stop full of people). You have one hit the your ankle and see how exaggerated you think it is! The fact that this bozo also needs to break the law and smoke in a court might give you some insight as to why he's actually needs a motorised wheel chair, and what he thinks of anyone around him! Levent
  • Score: 9

11:14pm Thu 14 Nov 13

whatevernext2013 says...

mimseycal wrote:
Putting a finger on someone can be considered assault under certain circumstances. Running over someones' foot with a wheelchair (or mobility scooter) is the same sort of thing. As there is no damage done, it probably will be considered common assault and depending on the gents' record will probably end up with nothing more then a caution.
the police seam to think its ok for a co op van deliverer drive to hit a parked car and drive off all because it was in a council owned car park and not on the public highway ,
[quote][p][bold]mimseycal[/bold] wrote: Putting a finger on someone can be considered assault under certain circumstances. Running over someones' foot with a wheelchair (or mobility scooter) is the same sort of thing. As there is no damage done, it probably will be considered common assault and depending on the gents' record will probably end up with nothing more then a caution.[/p][/quote]the police seam to think its ok for a co op van deliverer drive to hit a parked car and drive off all because it was in a council owned car park and not on the public highway , whatevernext2013
  • Score: 5

7:28am Fri 15 Nov 13

Elizabeth Smith says...

Dear The Argus, you could describe this incident as a "Horrifying attack" if and only if we were living on Craggy Island.
Dear The Argus, you could describe this incident as a "Horrifying attack" if and only if we were living on Craggy Island. Elizabeth Smith
  • Score: 14

8:39am Fri 15 Nov 13

Therapist says...

'Horrifying'

Right.
'Horrifying' Right. Therapist
  • Score: 6

8:52am Fri 15 Nov 13

Euly says...

Another great non story from the Argus ....................
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Another great non story from the Argus .................... ........... Euly
  • Score: 8

10:13am Fri 15 Nov 13

The real Barney says...

Who writes this drivel? What kind of mentality thinks it even qualifies as news? A "horrifying attack" in which nobody was injured. A major disaster with no casualties. A vicious attack by a moth. Hundreds of police (two anyway) rushing to the scene from yards away dressed in full riot gear with guns drawn and Tasers at the ready.

I thought the silly season was over. Not for the Argus apparently. What next? Exploding tea towels? Oh no, you've already done that one.

Grow up, Argus. Try employing adults to write your stories, or at least, somebody with an IQ greater than his/her shoe size.
Who writes this drivel? What kind of mentality thinks it even qualifies as news? A "horrifying attack" in which nobody was injured. A major disaster with no casualties. A vicious attack by a moth. Hundreds of police (two anyway) rushing to the scene from yards away dressed in full riot gear with guns drawn and Tasers at the ready. I thought the silly season was over. Not for the Argus apparently. What next? Exploding tea towels? Oh no, you've already done that one. Grow up, Argus. Try employing adults to write your stories, or at least, somebody with an IQ greater than his/her shoe size. The real Barney
  • Score: 14

11:22am Fri 15 Nov 13

notaconspiracy says...

Brilliant, thanks, that story really cheered me up.
Brilliant, thanks, that story really cheered me up. notaconspiracy
  • Score: 7

12:04pm Fri 15 Nov 13

Bill in Hanover says...

FatherTed11 wrote:
'The guard was unhurt.', 'The man in the wheelchair, who was also unhurt'.

If no-one was hurt, why were the police called?
The police are only next door (although I bet they still drove) and would have been there and back before their tea got cold in the canteen. and I actually read the whole article (mostly I ignore the articles and read the comments) and still couldn't find any horrifying bits, no doubt the guard, and police will have a year or so off work with Post Traumatic Stress.
[quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: 'The guard was unhurt.', 'The man in the wheelchair, who was also unhurt'. If no-one was hurt, why were the police called?[/p][/quote]The police are only next door (although I bet they still drove) and would have been there and back before their tea got cold in the canteen. and I actually read the whole article (mostly I ignore the articles and read the comments) and still couldn't find any horrifying bits, no doubt the guard, and police will have a year or so off work with Post Traumatic Stress. Bill in Hanover
  • Score: 5

8:59am Sat 16 Nov 13

Helen Ariel says...

I didn't think newspaper headlines were meant to be sarcastic. I thought they were just meant to report facts...
I didn't think newspaper headlines were meant to be sarcastic. I thought they were just meant to report facts... Helen Ariel
  • Score: 1

9:01am Sat 16 Nov 13

Helen Ariel says...

Me thinks they are struggling to get enough clicks to keep their advertisers happy!
Me thinks they are struggling to get enough clicks to keep their advertisers happy! Helen Ariel
  • Score: 1

11:05am Sat 16 Nov 13

The real Barney says...

NEWSpaper, Helen Ariel? You think the Argus is a newspaper?

When people tire of the Argus, they move up to something more intellectual, like the Beano.

Also, if Levent actually believes motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters can reach speeds of 20mph, he needs to check his facts. Anything over 4mph on the pavement is illlegal, and as far as I know, no vehicle of this type can exceed 8-10mph.
NEWSpaper, Helen Ariel? You think the Argus is a newspaper? When people tire of the Argus, they move up to something more intellectual, like the Beano. Also, if Levent actually believes motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters can reach speeds of 20mph, he needs to check his facts. Anything over 4mph on the pavement is illlegal, and as far as I know, no vehicle of this type can exceed 8-10mph. The real Barney
  • Score: 2

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