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PERPETRATOR OF 'SERIOUS INJURY' TO TRAFFIC WARDEN HAS SENTENCE HALVED

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A kickboxer who felled a traffic warden with a 'kung fu manoeuvre' as he was about to serve his frail mother with a...
A kickboxer who felled a traffic warden with a 'kung fu manoeuvre' as he was about to serve his frail mother with a parking ticket has had his sentence almost halved by top judges.

Warden, Neville Brown, was unconscious before he hit the ground after Rory Dain , 20, of East Lane, from Wembley used his eastern fighting techniques to stop him doing his duty.

Dain was detained in a young offenders institution for two-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm at Harrow Crown Court on 1 October.

But that has now been cut to 18 months by Judge James Paget, sitting at London's Criminal Appeal Court.

The judge told the court how, on 5 October 2003, Mr Brown had been about to slap serve a ticket on Dain's mother's car when Dain arrived and an argument began.

Dain drove the car away and then returned, attacking Mr Brown from behind with a kung fu style manoeuvre, which knocked him unconscious and led to him suffering a fractured cheekbone and other painful injuries.

'This attack resulted in serious injury to a public servant,' said Judge Paget, sitting with Mr Justice Beatson.

But, allowing the appeal, he said Dain had been doing well since being sent to jail.

The judge added that he was taking into account the fact that Dain usually acts as a full-time carer for his mother, and the impact the sentence would have on her.

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31 January 2005

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