The ArgusMan stamped on and bottled for criticising woman's parking (From The Argus)

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A Brighton man was attacked in Preston Park after a parking row

The Argus: Man stamped on and bottled for criticising woman's parking Man stamped on and bottled for criticising woman's parking

A 53-year-old man was smashed over the head with a glass bottle and stamped on for criticising a woman's parking.

The victim was assaulted in Preston Park in Brighton after he confronted a man and a woman telling them they could not park their car on the grass shortly after 6.30pm on Thursday May 15.

The 53-year-old from Brighton talked to the man but then turned and went to walk away when his attacker clouted him over the head with a glass bottle and stamped on his head when he fell to the ground.

The attacker then got into the passenger seat of the silver Ford Fiesta they had argued about and the woman drove it away.

He was described as white, about 6ft and muscular and was wearing grey shorts and a luminous green or yellow t-shirt.

The victim suffered serious cuts to head and bruising to the cheek.

A 23-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent. He was questioned before being released on bail until July 9.

Detective Constable Shirley White said: "I need to speak to anyone who was in or around Preston Park on Thursday evening and saw or heard any of what happened.

"The victim has suffered very nasty injuries which could have been far more serious if he had not been helped by other people in the park after the attack.

"If you know anything at all please contact us."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1228 of 15/5, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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2:53pm Tue 20 May 14

RottingdeanRant says...

Quote - 'A 23-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent. He was questioned before being released on bail until July 9.’ It seems wrong that someone with such a propensity for violence should be released!
Quote - 'A 23-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent. He was questioned before being released on bail until July 9.’ It seems wrong that someone with such a propensity for violence should be released! RottingdeanRant
  • Score: 51

3:04pm Tue 20 May 14

Cory and Trevor says...

Agreed. Crimes like this should get 5 years mandatory. Then ordinary, non-violent, law-abiding citizens wouldn't have to suffer such atrocious attacks.

But our legal system is only interested in serving itself by defending such scumbags and keeping them among us to keep themselves in their obscenely lucrative vile trade.

It's an uncivilised society that treats thugs like this as equals with equal rights.
Agreed. Crimes like this should get 5 years mandatory. Then ordinary, non-violent, law-abiding citizens wouldn't have to suffer such atrocious attacks. But our legal system is only interested in serving itself by defending such scumbags and keeping them among us to keep themselves in their obscenely lucrative vile trade. It's an uncivilised society that treats thugs like this as equals with equal rights. Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 35

3:08pm Tue 20 May 14

P.Dant says...

Two more violent offences and this man will be punished,don`t you worry.
Two more violent offences and this man will be punished,don`t you worry. P.Dant
  • Score: 10

3:41pm Tue 20 May 14

homewood says...

Utter scum, should get 5 years in prison.
Utter scum, should get 5 years in prison. homewood
  • Score: 25

5:13pm Tue 20 May 14

Martin999 says...

P.Dant wrote:
Two more violent offences and this man will be punished,don`t you worry.
I do worry, one of the two more offences might be on me.
[quote][p][bold]P.Dant[/bold] wrote: Two more violent offences and this man will be punished,don`t you worry.[/p][/quote]I do worry, one of the two more offences might be on me. Martin999
  • Score: 6

5:36pm Tue 20 May 14

cleggandbacon says...

Cory and Trevor wrote:
Agreed. Crimes like this should get 5 years mandatory. Then ordinary, non-violent, law-abiding citizens wouldn't have to suffer such atrocious attacks.

But our legal system is only interested in serving itself by defending such scumbags and keeping them among us to keep themselves in their obscenely lucrative vile trade.

It's an uncivilised society that treats thugs like this as equals with equal rights.
Don't agree. I reckon 20 years mandatory.
[quote][p][bold]Cory and Trevor[/bold] wrote: Agreed. Crimes like this should get 5 years mandatory. Then ordinary, non-violent, law-abiding citizens wouldn't have to suffer such atrocious attacks. But our legal system is only interested in serving itself by defending such scumbags and keeping them among us to keep themselves in their obscenely lucrative vile trade. It's an uncivilised society that treats thugs like this as equals with equal rights.[/p][/quote]Don't agree. I reckon 20 years mandatory. cleggandbacon
  • Score: 5

5:59pm Tue 20 May 14

qm says...

Martin999 wrote:
P.Dant wrote:
Two more violent offences and this man will be punished,don`t you worry.
I do worry, one of the two more offences might be on me.
I commend you for your sacrifice Martin ;)
[quote][p][bold]Martin999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]P.Dant[/bold] wrote: Two more violent offences and this man will be punished,don`t you worry.[/p][/quote]I do worry, one of the two more offences might be on me.[/p][/quote]I commend you for your sacrifice Martin ;) qm
  • Score: 4

6:16pm Tue 20 May 14

matlock says...

Fear not. Wounding with intent is one of the most serious offences against the person, and can only be tried in the Crown Court. If found guilty, he is likely to get 3 to 5 years depending on previous convictions for violence.
Fear not. Wounding with intent is one of the most serious offences against the person, and can only be tried in the Crown Court. If found guilty, he is likely to get 3 to 5 years depending on previous convictions for violence. matlock
  • Score: 2

6:33pm Tue 20 May 14

melee says...

"A 53-year-old man was smashed over the head with a glass bottle and stamped on for criticising a woman's parking."

This makes it sound as if the woman was unable to park properly as in a "oh woman drivers" rolling eyes kind of way, when in fact it was a couple who were parking illegally and challenged for it, then the man committed the attack. Very misleading from the Argus as usual.

I do hope the poor man makes a swift recovery. I'm glad there were some witnesses who could identify the thug.
"A 53-year-old man was smashed over the head with a glass bottle and stamped on for criticising a woman's parking." This makes it sound as if the woman was unable to park properly as in a "oh woman drivers" rolling eyes kind of way, when in fact it was a couple who were parking illegally and challenged for it, then the man committed the attack. Very misleading from the Argus as usual. I do hope the poor man makes a swift recovery. I'm glad there were some witnesses who could identify the thug. melee
  • Score: 9

6:43pm Tue 20 May 14

Martin999 says...

matlock wrote:
Fear not. Wounding with intent is one of the most serious offences against the person, and can only be tried in the Crown Court. If found guilty, he is likely to get 3 to 5 years depending on previous convictions for violence.
Fear much. 3 to 5 years? Probably 3 years, he will serve 18 months.
[quote][p][bold]matlock[/bold] wrote: Fear not. Wounding with intent is one of the most serious offences against the person, and can only be tried in the Crown Court. If found guilty, he is likely to get 3 to 5 years depending on previous convictions for violence.[/p][/quote]Fear much. 3 to 5 years? Probably 3 years, he will serve 18 months. Martin999
  • Score: 1

7:31pm Tue 20 May 14

keswick says...

Both of these perpetrators should be kept away from society for a considerable length of time. Sadly the truth is that they will get a 5 year prison sentence, probably serve a third of that and then some half-witted Social Worker will protect them. It is an unfortunate fact of life that there are some people who think they can do what they like and get away with it. I asked a neighbour not to block my drive. What did I get for my troubles, a load of verbal abuse and even some years later this continues. His wife hears him and laughs along with him which makes her as sick as him. How do you deal with this type of level of ignorance and lack of intellect ? Well answers please.
Both of these perpetrators should be kept away from society for a considerable length of time. Sadly the truth is that they will get a 5 year prison sentence, probably serve a third of that and then some half-witted Social Worker will protect them. It is an unfortunate fact of life that there are some people who think they can do what they like and get away with it. I asked a neighbour not to block my drive. What did I get for my troubles, a load of verbal abuse and even some years later this continues. His wife hears him and laughs along with him which makes her as sick as him. How do you deal with this type of level of ignorance and lack of intellect ? Well answers please. keswick
  • Score: 6

7:49pm Tue 20 May 14

We love Red Billy says...

One more reason why I am moving.
One more reason why I am moving. We love Red Billy
  • Score: 0

7:55pm Tue 20 May 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

What a brave chap attacking a 53-year old man from behind with a bottle. At least this thug will be getting attacked from behind when he gets sent down, but maybe that's what he likes.
What a brave chap attacking a 53-year old man from behind with a bottle. At least this thug will be getting attacked from behind when he gets sent down, but maybe that's what he likes. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 7

8:34pm Tue 20 May 14

Mr chock says...

so did this all happened during the Moscow state circus event in town then ?
i am well aware of the rules about parking on grass verges i am just wondering why the 23 year old male could not deal with this in any other way then hitting the guy with a bottle we will have to wait till July 9 for more info i guess and has the Argus now recruited a crime reporter ?
because your currently saying in the contact us page Crime reporter

vacancy

Responsible for: crime, police matters and general reporting

01273 544539


Trainee Reporter

Henry Holloway

Responsible for: general reporting

01273 544545
so did this all happened during the Moscow state circus event in town then ? i am well aware of the rules about parking on grass verges i am just wondering why the 23 year old male could not deal with this in any other way then hitting the guy with a bottle we will have to wait till July 9 for more info i guess and has the Argus now recruited a crime reporter ? because your currently saying in the contact us page Crime reporter vacancy Responsible for: crime, police matters and general reporting 01273 544539 Trainee Reporter Henry Holloway Responsible for: general reporting 01273 544545 Mr chock
  • Score: 0

9:30pm Tue 20 May 14

greeg2 says...

Martin999 wrote:
P.Dant wrote:
Two more violent offences and this man will be punished,don`t you worry.
I do worry, one of the two more offences might be on me.
Better get down the gym treble nine,just in case !
[quote][p][bold]Martin999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]P.Dant[/bold] wrote: Two more violent offences and this man will be punished,don`t you worry.[/p][/quote]I do worry, one of the two more offences might be on me.[/p][/quote]Better get down the gym treble nine,just in case ! greeg2
  • Score: 0

9:32pm Tue 20 May 14

grumblegoat says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
What a brave chap attacking a 53-year old man from behind with a bottle. At least this thug will be getting attacked from behind when he gets sent down, but maybe that's what he likes.
We can only hope.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: What a brave chap attacking a 53-year old man from behind with a bottle. At least this thug will be getting attacked from behind when he gets sent down, but maybe that's what he likes.[/p][/quote]We can only hope. grumblegoat
  • Score: 1

11:16pm Tue 20 May 14

hubby says...

RottingdeanRant wrote:
Quote - 'A 23-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent. He was questioned before being released on bail until July 9.’ It seems wrong that someone with such a propensity for violence should be released!
Just normal behaviour in Brighton these days.
What's the problem?
The bed has been made.
[quote][p][bold]RottingdeanRant[/bold] wrote: Quote - 'A 23-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent. He was questioned before being released on bail until July 9.’ It seems wrong that someone with such a propensity for violence should be released![/p][/quote]Just normal behaviour in Brighton these days. What's the problem? The bed has been made. hubby
  • Score: -1

6:02pm Wed 21 May 14

Mr chock says...

the argus re Repeating itself today 21 may same story .. more comments i guess :))
the argus re Repeating itself today 21 may same story .. more comments i guess :)) Mr chock
  • Score: 0

6:27pm Wed 21 May 14

melee says...

They've changed the headline though!
They've changed the headline though! melee
  • Score: 0

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