The Daily Telegraph

High street attacker chose wrong victim


A man who attacked a teenager only to discover that he was a martial art champion has admitted grievous bodily harm in court.

Stuart Briggs, from Middlesbro­ugh, targeted Alex Williams, 16, in Guisboroug­h, North Yorkshire, last September. CCTV footage of the incident showed Briggs, 35, shouting “I’m going to smash your head in” before Mr Williams, a junior world champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, threw him on to the pavement.

At Teesside magistrate­s’ court, Briggs pleaded guilty to inflicting GBH without intent for the attack in which he bit a chunk out of the boy’s ear. He will be sentenced next month.

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