Blow-by-blow: ‘I can hit very hard in­deed’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Heavyweight Defeated -

Folke­stone Mag­is­trates’ Court heard how Wil­son stormed into the Folke­stone of­fice of agent PLS (Prop­erty Let­tings and Sales) and shouted: “Right you lit­tle sh*t,” at Mr Wells be­fore walk­ing to his desk, hit­ting him in the tem­ple and knock­ing him off his chair.

Half an hour be­fore the at­tack at the Cheri­ton Place of­fice on Satur­day, Jan­uary 19, last year, Mr Wells had spo­ken to Wil­son on the phone to in­form him one of his Ash­ford ten­ants had called to com­plain her boiler was not work­ing.

Wil­son, who suf­fers from di­a­betes, later ad­mit­ted: “The long and short of it is I did call him a lit­tle sh*t.”

But he de­nied throw­ing the punch, claim­ing Mr Wells had fallen off a swivel chair and into the front win­dow dis­play. At the ap­peal hear­ing he asked the bench to throw out the Dur­ing his fi­nal sub­mis­sion, Wil­son quoted from the 1946 case in­volv­ing “Lord Haw Haw”, Wil­liam Joyce; Ar­ti­cle Six of the Hu­man Rights Act; and claimed he was “be­ing fit­ted up for a crime I did not com­mit”. He wanted to bring a boxer’s punch ball into the court room to prove how hard he can punch. He was told it was not nec­es­sary. He said: “I am a very big man and I can hit very hard in­deed. Yet Mr Wells has no in­jury”. In his open­ing state­ment he had used for­mer Manch­ester United man­ager David Moyes and ex-United leg­end Eric Can­tona as ex­am­ples – along with the Charles Saatchi and Nigella Law­son throat­clutch­ing in­ci­dent.

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