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Man bottled and stamped on in row over parking

The Argus: Man bottled and stamped on in row over parking Man bottled and stamped on in row over parking

A MAN was smashed over the head with a glass bottle and stamped on in a row over parking.

The 53-year-old was assaulted in Preston Park in Brighton after confronting a couple about parking their car on the grass.

Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which took place at 6.30pm on Thursday.

The victim, who suffered serious cuts to his head, told police he tried to speak to the man about parking on the grass but as he turned to walk away his attacker hit him over the head with a bottle and stamped on his head when he fell to the ground.

His attacker got into the passenger seat of a silver Ford Fiesta and the woman drove it away.

The car was parked within the grounds of Preston Park in the north-easterly corner near the cricket pitch.

Sue Shepherd, deputy chairwoman for Friends of Preston Park, said parking was not allowed within the ground of the park but described the incident as “terrible”.

She said: “The only vehicles that are allowed to enter the park are cars with disabled badges, the emergency services, the vans that stock the cafes and the parks vehicles.

“Friends of Preston Park have been keen to get this problem resolved before there is a bad accident and look what's happened.

“We feel very sorry for the victim in this case - it's terrible.”

Ms Shepherd added the incident would put people off confronting illegal parkers in the future.

She said: “People shouldn't be put in a position to feel they have to confront drivers who are parking illegally - the problem should be eradicated well before it gets to that stage and then this sort of thing wouldn't have to happen.

“I quite understand why people would be put off approaching someone about it having suffered a bad experience in doing it myself.”

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

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."

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent.

He was questioned before being released on bail until July 9.

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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7:11am Wed 21 May 14

hyram77 says...

Benchmark for wounding with intent if found guilty is 5 years in prison. Let's hope this scumbag gets at least that. This type of thing seems to be a regular occurrence in Brighton nowadays which is bringing us another step closer to the crime of London.
Benchmark for wounding with intent if found guilty is 5 years in prison. Let's hope this scumbag gets at least that. This type of thing seems to be a regular occurrence in Brighton nowadays which is bringing us another step closer to the crime of London. hyram77
  • Score: 56

7:29am Wed 21 May 14

Lord Hamilton says...

Sue forgot to mention that travellers are also allowed to park on the grass as they are an ethnic minority and to enforce the law would be discrimination!!!
Sue forgot to mention that travellers are also allowed to park on the grass as they are an ethnic minority and to enforce the law would be discrimination!!! Lord Hamilton
  • Score: 52

9:25am Wed 21 May 14

her professional says...

Lord Hamilton wrote:
Sue forgot to mention that travellers are also allowed to park on the grass as they are an ethnic minority and to enforce the law would be discrimination!!!
Total rubbish. The real problem is the small minority of car drivers who think they can go anywhere they like, usually the ones who go on about
1 "Road Tax"
2 Travellers.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Hamilton[/bold] wrote: Sue forgot to mention that travellers are also allowed to park on the grass as they are an ethnic minority and to enforce the law would be discrimination!!![/p][/quote]Total rubbish. The real problem is the small minority of car drivers who think they can go anywhere they like, usually the ones who go on about 1 "Road Tax" 2 Travellers. her professional
  • Score: -21

10:38am Wed 21 May 14

PorkyChopper says...

Stamping on someone's head should be classed as attempted murder.
Stamping on someone's head should be classed as attempted murder. PorkyChopper
  • Score: 59

10:43am Wed 21 May 14

worthingite says...

The Argus does not paint a pretty picture of Brighton and Hove, no wonder nobody buys it any more...
The Argus does not paint a pretty picture of Brighton and Hove, no wonder nobody buys it any more... worthingite
  • Score: -8

11:02am Wed 21 May 14

Patsyr says...

worthingite wrote:
The Argus does not paint a pretty picture of Brighton and Hove, no wonder nobody buys it any more...
The Argus is reporting what actually happens and its not always nice.
Many cars park around the park within the signs, too lazy to walk from the official parking spaces I suppose. It does make it dangerous for children on bikes, adults too who don't expect to have to look for traffic in a park. Traffic wardens please note, you could regularly ticket plenty of people which might then deter drivers.
Praise now, on Saturday evening the park was packed with groups of people enjoying the warm evening, lots having a barbecue. The playground was similar, one family had mess all around them which I don't expect they cleared up. I visited again quite early on Sunday morning (young grandchildren ) and the park looked pristine. Well done to out council team who must have been up and about early to get the park ready for the next invasion.
[quote][p][bold]worthingite[/bold] wrote: The Argus does not paint a pretty picture of Brighton and Hove, no wonder nobody buys it any more...[/p][/quote]The Argus is reporting what actually happens and its not always nice. Many cars park around the park within the signs, too lazy to walk from the official parking spaces I suppose. It does make it dangerous for children on bikes, adults too who don't expect to have to look for traffic in a park. Traffic wardens please note, you could regularly ticket plenty of people which might then deter drivers. Praise now, on Saturday evening the park was packed with groups of people enjoying the warm evening, lots having a barbecue. The playground was similar, one family had mess all around them which I don't expect they cleared up. I visited again quite early on Sunday morning (young grandchildren ) and the park looked pristine. Well done to out council team who must have been up and about early to get the park ready for the next invasion. Patsyr
  • Score: 31

11:42am Wed 21 May 14

Elgabalus says...

Well, I know the Government are asking more uf us to 'have a go' in this Big Society...but it seems the ctims have taken the advice more literally!.

On a lighter note, I hear Steve Gerrard has written a Book on last Season andhsi amazing part in it....No title yet...
Well, I know the Government are asking more uf us to 'have a go' in this Big Society...but it seems the ctims have taken the advice more literally!. On a lighter note, I hear Steve Gerrard has written a Book on last Season andhsi amazing part in it....No title yet... Elgabalus
  • Score: -12

12:16pm Wed 21 May 14

hubby says...

Gerrard had a great season and nearly took an exciting young team to the title.
Finished above Chelsea,Arsenal,Ever
ton,Spurs,Man United........
All on a shoestring budget.
Now he is leading England to the World Cup.
I would imagine his life is slightly better than yours.
Gerrard had a great season and nearly took an exciting young team to the title. Finished above Chelsea,Arsenal,Ever ton,Spurs,Man United........ All on a shoestring budget. Now he is leading England to the World Cup. I would imagine his life is slightly better than yours. hubby
  • Score: -14

12:41pm Wed 21 May 14

IRISH DEFENCE FORCES VETERANS UK says...

Parking on the grass!!!! the police do not want to know. PCSO are told to build bridges with the public so they dont offend them. The A27 between Colddean & Lancing is where you test your vehicle to find out if it can do 100mph. When you are pulled up now for not parking correct you are just told to be a good boy or girl (BRING BACK THE H.O.R.T.1s) They used to make the drivers think. And dont forget the drivers from abroad,I have seen some cars in Worthing near the pub Rose & Crown after 1yr driving around with the same number plate,I though they were only aloud 6mths
after that they must Tax them in the UK.
Parking on the grass!!!! the police do not want to know. PCSO are told to build bridges with the public so they dont offend them. The A27 between Colddean & Lancing is where you test your vehicle to find out if it can do 100mph. When you are pulled up now for not parking correct you are just told to be a good boy or girl (BRING BACK THE H.O.R.T.1s) They used to make the drivers think. And dont forget the drivers from abroad,I have seen some cars in Worthing near the pub Rose & Crown after 1yr driving around with the same number plate,I though they were only aloud 6mths after that they must Tax them in the UK. IRISH DEFENCE FORCES VETERANS UK
  • Score: 8

1:21pm Wed 21 May 14

worthingite says...

Patsyr wrote:
worthingite wrote:
The Argus does not paint a pretty picture of Brighton and Hove, no wonder nobody buys it any more...
The Argus is reporting what actually happens and its not always nice.
Many cars park around the park within the signs, too lazy to walk from the official parking spaces I suppose. It does make it dangerous for children on bikes, adults too who don't expect to have to look for traffic in a park. Traffic wardens please note, you could regularly ticket plenty of people which might then deter drivers.
Praise now, on Saturday evening the park was packed with groups of people enjoying the warm evening, lots having a barbecue. The playground was similar, one family had mess all around them which I don't expect they cleared up. I visited again quite early on Sunday morning (young grandchildren ) and the park looked pristine. Well done to out council team who must have been up and about early to get the park ready for the next invasion.
I was under the impression that the paper had a new campaign of 'Thats Good News' not the normal depressing front page stories which obviously have a negative effect on the sales -20%-25% per year,sales now at 15k, over the last few years, so despite why you say I am talking about the whole paper not just the front page old bean. Hopefully you will buy a copy to help it survive this falling newspaper sales trend?
[quote][p][bold]Patsyr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worthingite[/bold] wrote: The Argus does not paint a pretty picture of Brighton and Hove, no wonder nobody buys it any more...[/p][/quote]The Argus is reporting what actually happens and its not always nice. Many cars park around the park within the signs, too lazy to walk from the official parking spaces I suppose. It does make it dangerous for children on bikes, adults too who don't expect to have to look for traffic in a park. Traffic wardens please note, you could regularly ticket plenty of people which might then deter drivers. Praise now, on Saturday evening the park was packed with groups of people enjoying the warm evening, lots having a barbecue. The playground was similar, one family had mess all around them which I don't expect they cleared up. I visited again quite early on Sunday morning (young grandchildren ) and the park looked pristine. Well done to out council team who must have been up and about early to get the park ready for the next invasion.[/p][/quote]I was under the impression that the paper had a new campaign of 'Thats Good News' not the normal depressing front page stories which obviously have a negative effect on the sales -20%-25% per year,sales now at 15k, over the last few years, so despite why you say I am talking about the whole paper not just the front page old bean. Hopefully you will buy a copy to help it survive this falling newspaper sales trend? worthingite
  • Score: 0

1:27pm Wed 21 May 14

truescouser says...

Elgabalus wrote:
Well, I know the Government are asking more uf us to 'have a go' in this Big Society...but it seems the ctims have taken the advice more literally!.

On a lighter note, I hear Steve Gerrard has written a Book on last Season andhsi amazing part in it....No title yet...
what a complete knobhead pmsl - the guy was probably on steroids and/or coked up as well. as regards your snotty comments about gerrard - how sad. I'm assuming you are either an evertonian/man ure/chelski fan as that's the kind of idiotic remarks we get from scum like that. now do one and have a few cans of stella and beat your missus up you ****. pmsl
[quote][p][bold]Elgabalus[/bold] wrote: Well, I know the Government are asking more uf us to 'have a go' in this Big Society...but it seems the ctims have taken the advice more literally!. On a lighter note, I hear Steve Gerrard has written a Book on last Season andhsi amazing part in it....No title yet...[/p][/quote]what a complete knobhead pmsl - the guy was probably on steroids and/or coked up as well. as regards your snotty comments about gerrard - how sad. I'm assuming you are either an evertonian/man ure/chelski fan as that's the kind of idiotic remarks we get from scum like that. now do one and have a few cans of stella and beat your missus up you ****. pmsl truescouser
  • Score: -5

4:43pm Wed 21 May 14

Zeta Function says...

A 53 year old is assaulted by a 23 year old!

Hope this isn't a trend the elderly being beaten up by the youth.

Thank you Argus for keeping us informed of social breakdown, the crimes and violent horrors of daily life lived under capitalism.
A 53 year old is assaulted by a 23 year old! Hope this isn't a trend the elderly being beaten up by the youth. Thank you Argus for keeping us informed of social breakdown, the crimes and violent horrors of daily life lived under capitalism. Zeta Function
  • Score: 9

6:00pm Wed 21 May 14

Mr chock says...

has this story not already been in the web ... are the argus doing repeats
has this story not already been in the web ... are the argus doing repeats Mr chock
  • Score: 0

6:02pm Wed 21 May 14

Mr chock says...

same story ? http://www.theargus.
co.uk/news/11224692.
Man_stamped_on_and_b
ottled_for_criticisi
ng_woman_s_parking/
same story ? http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/11224692. Man_stamped_on_and_b ottled_for_criticisi ng_woman_s_parking/ Mr chock
  • Score: 0

6:19pm Wed 21 May 14

We love Red Billy says...

The poor Argus is turning into the Mid sussex times. Go on line, charge a fee and get some decent journalists back. Tim Tim, where for art thou Tim.
The poor Argus is turning into the Mid sussex times. Go on line, charge a fee and get some decent journalists back. Tim Tim, where for art thou Tim. We love Red Billy
  • Score: -3

7:59pm Wed 21 May 14

whereisthe...? says...

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test whereisthe...?
  • Score: -2

8:25pm Wed 21 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

"I was under the impression that the paper had a new campaign of 'Thats Good News' not the normal depressing front page stories which obviously have a negative effect on the sales"


Wouldn't you rather The Argus showed just how much this city is heading down the pan?
"I was under the impression that the paper had a new campaign of 'Thats Good News' not the normal depressing front page stories which obviously have a negative effect on the sales" Wouldn't you rather The Argus showed just how much this city is heading down the pan? ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 0

9:51pm Wed 21 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

"The Argus does not paint a pretty picture of Brighton and Hove, no wonder nobody buys it any more."

So you want The Argus to hide all the unpleasant stuff?
"The Argus does not paint a pretty picture of Brighton and Hove, no wonder nobody buys it any more." So you want The Argus to hide all the unpleasant stuff? ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 1

10:28pm Wed 21 May 14

The Real Phil says...

Zeta Function wrote:
A 53 year old is assaulted by a 23 year old!

Hope this isn't a trend the elderly being beaten up by the youth.

Thank you Argus for keeping us informed of social breakdown, the crimes and violent horrors of daily life lived under capitalism.
I hadn't picked up on the ages of the people involved in this incident. Sadly, there are a number of younger people who are very intolerant of those whom they consider to be "older" and verbal abuse is common. The fear for the older generation is that it will degenerate into physical violence. How did we end up being one of the few societies where older generations are not respected.
[quote][p][bold]Zeta Function[/bold] wrote: A 53 year old is assaulted by a 23 year old! Hope this isn't a trend the elderly being beaten up by the youth. Thank you Argus for keeping us informed of social breakdown, the crimes and violent horrors of daily life lived under capitalism.[/p][/quote]I hadn't picked up on the ages of the people involved in this incident. Sadly, there are a number of younger people who are very intolerant of those whom they consider to be "older" and verbal abuse is common. The fear for the older generation is that it will degenerate into physical violence. How did we end up being one of the few societies where older generations are not respected. The Real Phil
  • Score: 4

2:08am Thu 22 May 14

Mr chock says...

whereisthe...? wrote:
test
ohh hello will Argus censor this ? my comments are vanishing .. boo hoo lets all log in to mid sussex times .. Ohh well i like the argus i will not leave you.. SO many readers have..
[quote][p][bold]whereisthe...?[/bold] wrote: test[/p][/quote]ohh hello will Argus censor this ? my comments are vanishing .. boo hoo lets all log in to mid sussex times .. Ohh well i like the argus i will not leave you.. SO many readers have.. Mr chock
  • Score: 0

7:43am Thu 22 May 14

Balmy zephyrs says...

The Real Phil wrote:
Zeta Function wrote:
A 53 year old is assaulted by a 23 year old!

Hope this isn't a trend the elderly being beaten up by the youth.

Thank you Argus for keeping us informed of social breakdown, the crimes and violent horrors of daily life lived under capitalism.
I hadn't picked up on the ages of the people involved in this incident. Sadly, there are a number of younger people who are very intolerant of those whom they consider to be "older" and verbal abuse is common. The fear for the older generation is that it will degenerate into physical violence. How did we end up being one of the few societies where older generations are not respected.
The real question is why the law is not being enforced? The parking restrictions in Preston Park are not enforced particularly on Saturday mornings . The Council and the police need to act and do their job after all they are funded by public money .
[quote][p][bold]The Real Phil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zeta Function[/bold] wrote: A 53 year old is assaulted by a 23 year old! Hope this isn't a trend the elderly being beaten up by the youth. Thank you Argus for keeping us informed of social breakdown, the crimes and violent horrors of daily life lived under capitalism.[/p][/quote]I hadn't picked up on the ages of the people involved in this incident. Sadly, there are a number of younger people who are very intolerant of those whom they consider to be "older" and verbal abuse is common. The fear for the older generation is that it will degenerate into physical violence. How did we end up being one of the few societies where older generations are not respected.[/p][/quote]The real question is why the law is not being enforced? The parking restrictions in Preston Park are not enforced particularly on Saturday mornings . The Council and the police need to act and do their job after all they are funded by public money . Balmy zephyrs
  • Score: 3

12:07pm Thu 22 May 14

runnergirl says...

I've had belligerent responses when remonstrating with arrogant idiots cycling on pavements, dropping litter and allowing their dogs to cr*p on footpaths. I would say to those on this site slagging off Brighton that anti-social behaviour occurs anywhere and everywhere, and there are probably far worse places!
I've had belligerent responses when remonstrating with arrogant idiots cycling on pavements, dropping litter and allowing their dogs to cr*p on footpaths. I would say to those on this site slagging off Brighton that anti-social behaviour occurs anywhere and everywhere, and there are probably far worse places! runnergirl
  • Score: 2

4:26pm Thu 22 May 14

John Steed says...

IRISH DEFENCE FORCES VETERANS UK wrote:
Parking on the grass!!!! the police do not want to know. PCSO are told to build bridges with the public so they dont offend them. The A27 between Colddean & Lancing is where you test your vehicle to find out if it can do 100mph. When you are pulled up now for not parking correct you are just told to be a good boy or girl (BRING BACK THE H.O.R.T.1s) They used to make the drivers think. And dont forget the drivers from abroad,I have seen some cars in Worthing near the pub Rose & Crown after 1yr driving around with the same number plate,I though they were only aloud 6mths
after that they must Tax them in the UK.
check the appropriate regulations carefully before you make sweeping statements. there was indeed a portuguese registered black fiesta that drove round worthing for in excess of 4 years and did not at any time during that period apparently leave the UK and all visible marks were out of date leading to the belief that it did not have an approriate technical test certificate and insurance would have been doubtfull However if you see a vehicle that you believe to be uninsured (ie most takeaway delivery drivers, or foreign registered vehicles that have been in the UK for in excess of 3 months then contact the police. Of course should you see any driving that in anyway makes you think the driver might be intoxicated it is your social responsability to report it to the police immediately. you can of course do it annonimously if you wish. the police will always prioritise a drunk driver report.
[quote][p][bold]IRISH DEFENCE FORCES VETERANS UK[/bold] wrote: Parking on the grass!!!! the police do not want to know. PCSO are told to build bridges with the public so they dont offend them. The A27 between Colddean & Lancing is where you test your vehicle to find out if it can do 100mph. When you are pulled up now for not parking correct you are just told to be a good boy or girl (BRING BACK THE H.O.R.T.1s) They used to make the drivers think. And dont forget the drivers from abroad,I have seen some cars in Worthing near the pub Rose & Crown after 1yr driving around with the same number plate,I though they were only aloud 6mths after that they must Tax them in the UK.[/p][/quote]check the appropriate regulations carefully before you make sweeping statements. there was indeed a portuguese registered black fiesta that drove round worthing for in excess of 4 years and did not at any time during that period apparently leave the UK and all visible marks were out of date leading to the belief that it did not have an approriate technical test certificate and insurance would have been doubtfull However if you see a vehicle that you believe to be uninsured (ie most takeaway delivery drivers, or foreign registered vehicles that have been in the UK for in excess of 3 months then contact the police. Of course should you see any driving that in anyway makes you think the driver might be intoxicated it is your social responsability to report it to the police immediately. you can of course do it annonimously if you wish. the police will always prioritise a drunk driver report. John Steed
  • Score: 0

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