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