Drunk racially motivated attacker escapes jail after serious Wimbledon incident

Simon Connell was sentenced at Wimbledon Magistrates Court

Simon Connell was sentenced at Wimbledon Magistrates Court

First published in News Wimbledon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

A drunk racially motivated attacker was fined and given a suspended jail sentence after a assaulting a man in Wimbledon town centre.

Simon Connell, 50, of Turnpike Lane, Sutton, admitted verbally abusing and assaulting Mr Ali by beating him, and being drunk in a public place, namely Tesco in Wimbledon town centre.

The incident happened on Tuesday, June 17 in South Park Road, Wimbledon, where Connell used words causing the victim harassment, alarm or distress which were found to be racially motivated.

For the assault charge Connell was committed to prison for eight weeks, suspended for 12 months because the offence was deemed serious by magistrates in Wimbledon.

He was ordered to pay compensation of £150, and a victim surcharge of £80.

For the charge of intending to cause harassment, alarm or distress to the victim, Connell was committed to prison for four weeks suspended for 12 months to run consecutively to the assault offence.

There was no separate penalty for the drinking charge.

He appeared before magistrates in Wimbledon on Monday, June 30.

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2:17pm Thu 10 Jul 14

alroutemaster says...

And if it had not been "racially motivated" he would never have even got any kind of prison sentence, so what's the difference.....
And if it had not been "racially motivated" he would never have even got any kind of prison sentence, so what's the difference..... alroutemaster
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8:28pm Thu 10 Jul 14

vacillation says...

"Drunk racially motivated attacker escapes jail after serious Wimbledon incident"
How did he get alcohol in jail, let alone escape?
"Drunk racially motivated attacker escapes jail after serious Wimbledon incident" How did he get alcohol in jail, let alone escape? vacillation
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