Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Drunken plasterer lashes out at man in wheelchair

A PLASTERER tanked up on vodka and brandy went 'berserk' and attacked a wheelchair-bound man, a court heard.Michael Butler, 40, of Jacob Court, Spencer Road, Bromley, admitted hitting Steven Sadler, 31, twice in the face leaving him semi-conscious on August 30 last year.Croydon Crown Court heard on Monday that Butler attacked Mr Sadler following an incident involving a 57-year-old woman.

He pleaded guilty to common assault and criminal damage and was ordered by Judge Simon Pratt to pay £750 costs to Mr Sadler, who also lives in Jacob Court.Prosecuting, Michael Hogston said a charge of indecently assaulting the woman would not be proceeded with as she died on August 5 this year of a heart attack.Butler had also faced an allegation of indecent exposure but this, too, was dropped through lack of evidence.When arrested, Butler said he had been drinking vodka and brandy on that day and had no clear recollection of what had happened.

Defending, Emlyn Jones said Butler had not been coping well with the pressures of life and it was drink that had led to these offences.Judge Pratt told Butler: "You behaved disgracefully. You were quite out of it, and the statements I have seen make rather bizarre reading. Your denial to the police of doing anything wrong did you no credit."

After the hearing, Mr Sadler, who is paralysed from the waist down, recalled that hectic day outside the flats. He said that Butler came up to him and said he had cancer and he wanted his wheelchair.He added: "He got very aggressive. A neighbour intervened and got him upstairs but he came back down. He came up to and clawed my face."There followed a tussle near the patio door of Mr. Sadler's flats, during which he was struck again. He was nearly thrown out of his chair and he hit his head on a sofa, causing some concussion.


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