Burger queue man ‘brain damaged by single punch’
AN IT consultant was left brain damaged after he asked a fellow customer in a Burger King queue to be quiet and was knocked unconscious, a court heard yesterday.
Mark Gregg ( above) was trying to make a phone call as he waited in the King’s Cross branch of the fast food restaurant.
He asked Karl Akers, 30, to lower his voice and the jury heard he responded by felling him with a single punch.
Akers and an accomplice left the station and then returned, swapped jackets and boarded a train to Stevenage, Herts.
Anita Arora, prosecuting, said the accomplice, who is not before the court, had earlier admitted a battery charge before magistrates, while Akers denies inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.
Akers was arrested two months later on July 14 and taken to Stevenage police station where he claimed he acted in self-defence.
He claimed the blow was a ‘pre-emptive strike as he feared Mr Gregg was going to hurt him’.
Akers, of Benington, Stevenage, denies inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and an alternative count without intent.
The trial continues.
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