Drunken thug punched man who caught him urinating against wall outside Varsity in Southend

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A DRUNKEN thug was fined and ordered to pay compensation after viciously beating a litter picker.

Craig Stone, 22, admitted beating 59- year-old Peter Horton around the head outside Varsity, in Chichester Road, Southend, when he appeared before magistrates.

Prosecutor Lesley Chipps told Southend Magistrates’ Court Stone was urinating against a wall on March 8 with another man when one of them verbally abused Mr Horton, who was on duty clearing litter from the street.

He responded with a comment about them urinating, later telling officers he was then punched by Stone.

The court heard Mr Horton then walked to the nearest taxi and asked the driver to call police, when Stone again hit him twice on his left ear, causing him to fall to the ground.

He said he quickly got up, thinking he was going to be hit again, when nightclub revellers began crowding around him.

Stone’s solicitor, Gurpreet Garcha, told the court: “He was going out with a friend and had been to a nightclub, drinking about seven pints and five spirits.

“He said he can remember very little in terms of the actual incident, but pleaded guilty after seeing evidence on CCTV and admits full responsibility.”

Stone, of Brennan Road, Tilbury, was ordered to pay £200 compensation, to complete 160 hours’ unpaid work in ten days and pay a £60 victim surcharge as well as £85 costs.

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11:12am Fri 11 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

another scumbag that should have got an immediate lock up....... it's a shame the litter picker didn't insert his mechanical picking arm down the scroats throat....
another scumbag that should have got an immediate lock up....... it's a shame the litter picker didn't insert his mechanical picking arm down the scroats throat.... pembury53
  • Score: 70

11:31am Fri 11 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Never give it the large, at that hour, could have been a whole lot worse...
Never give it the large, at that hour, could have been a whole lot worse... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -39

11:40am Fri 11 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Im surprised the usual far-right mob havent been on here demanding litter pickers be given the right to arrest and be issued with tazers..

Was it Kim Gandy who demanded dustbin men be given the right to enter a premises with or without a search warrant?

This after an 'off-duty' binman forced entry into a house on suspicion they were not recycling their milk cartons.

Whatever next?
Im surprised the usual far-right mob havent been on here demanding litter pickers be given the right to arrest and be issued with tazers.. Was it Kim Gandy who demanded dustbin men be given the right to enter a premises with or without a search warrant? This after an 'off-duty' binman forced entry into a house on suspicion they were not recycling their milk cartons. Whatever next? ThisYear
  • Score: -40

11:42am Fri 11 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

ThisYear wrote:
Im surprised the usual far-right mob havent been on here demanding litter pickers be given the right to arrest and be issued with tazers..

Was it Kim Gandy who demanded dustbin men be given the right to enter a premises with or without a search warrant?

This after an 'off-duty' binman forced entry into a house on suspicion they were not recycling their milk cartons.

Whatever next?
I expect Gandy uses a rubbish "chute" from her lofty dwelling....
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Im surprised the usual far-right mob havent been on here demanding litter pickers be given the right to arrest and be issued with tazers.. Was it Kim Gandy who demanded dustbin men be given the right to enter a premises with or without a search warrant? This after an 'off-duty' binman forced entry into a house on suspicion they were not recycling their milk cartons. Whatever next?[/p][/quote]I expect Gandy uses a rubbish "chute" from her lofty dwelling.... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -25

11:48am Fri 11 Apr 14

supermadmax says...

Another shocking sentence. When then police do their job, the CPS do their jobs and all waste valuable time and resourcers bringing people to justice, baboons at the Magistrates’ Court let down the community once more.

This guy should have received 3 years +.

Never mind you NIMBY's moaning about your wall in Shorbury, we should be protesting for the removal of weak magistrates.

There is NO reason why he should not have got an immediate custodial sentence. There is a huge difference between an unprovoked attack on a council employee and a drunken row with and another drinker.
Another shocking sentence. When then police do their job, the CPS do their jobs and all waste valuable time and resourcers bringing people to justice, baboons at the Magistrates’ Court let down the community once more. This guy should have received 3 years +. Never mind you NIMBY's moaning about your wall in Shorbury, we should be protesting for the removal of weak magistrates. There is NO reason why he should not have got an immediate custodial sentence. There is a huge difference between an unprovoked attack on a council employee and a drunken row with and another drinker. supermadmax
  • Score: 49

11:55am Fri 11 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Im surprised the usual far-right mob havent been on here demanding litter pickers be given the right to arrest and be issued with tazers..

Was it Kim Gandy who demanded dustbin men be given the right to enter a premises with or without a search warrant?

This after an 'off-duty' binman forced entry into a house on suspicion they were not recycling their milk cartons.

Whatever next?
I expect Gandy uses a rubbish "chute" from her lofty dwelling....
Her back window?
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Im surprised the usual far-right mob havent been on here demanding litter pickers be given the right to arrest and be issued with tazers.. Was it Kim Gandy who demanded dustbin men be given the right to enter a premises with or without a search warrant? This after an 'off-duty' binman forced entry into a house on suspicion they were not recycling their milk cartons. Whatever next?[/p][/quote]I expect Gandy uses a rubbish "chute" from her lofty dwelling....[/p][/quote]Her back window? ThisYear
  • Score: -25

11:57am Fri 11 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

ThisYear wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma

kessense
wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Im surprised the usual far-right mob havent been on here demanding litter pickers be given the right to arrest and be issued with tazers..

Was it Kim Gandy who demanded dustbin men be given the right to enter a premises with or without a search warrant?

This after an 'off-duty' binman forced entry into a house on suspicion they were not recycling their milk cartons.

Whatever next?
I expect Gandy uses a rubbish "chute" from her lofty dwelling....
Her back window?
Has she moved into Brook House...?
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Im surprised the usual far-right mob havent been on here demanding litter pickers be given the right to arrest and be issued with tazers.. Was it Kim Gandy who demanded dustbin men be given the right to enter a premises with or without a search warrant? This after an 'off-duty' binman forced entry into a house on suspicion they were not recycling their milk cartons. Whatever next?[/p][/quote]I expect Gandy uses a rubbish "chute" from her lofty dwelling....[/p][/quote]Her back window?[/p][/quote]Has she moved into Brook House...? carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -21

11:58am Fri 11 Apr 14

Happy Chickie says...

ThisYear wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma

kessense
wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Im surprised the usual far-right mob havent been on here demanding litter pickers be given the right to arrest and be issued with tazers..

Was it Kim Gandy who demanded dustbin men be given the right to enter a premises with or without a search warrant?

This after an 'off-duty' binman forced entry into a house on suspicion they were not recycling their milk cartons.

Whatever next?
I expect Gandy uses a rubbish "chute" from her lofty dwelling....
Her back window?
Tower block
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Im surprised the usual far-right mob havent been on here demanding litter pickers be given the right to arrest and be issued with tazers.. Was it Kim Gandy who demanded dustbin men be given the right to enter a premises with or without a search warrant? This after an 'off-duty' binman forced entry into a house on suspicion they were not recycling their milk cartons. Whatever next?[/p][/quote]I expect Gandy uses a rubbish "chute" from her lofty dwelling....[/p][/quote]Her back window?[/p][/quote]Tower block Happy Chickie
  • Score: -16

12:06pm Fri 11 Apr 14

blackheart says...

I think litter pickers should be given the right to arrest and issued with tazers.
I think litter pickers should be given the right to arrest and issued with tazers. blackheart
  • Score: 12

12:22pm Fri 11 Apr 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

7 pints and 5 spirits..? yeah right, probably 3 pints and a few shots,Some just can not handle their drink.a soft punishment given out, this was a serious assault and should have carried some form of jail time along with a bigger compensation fine for the victim, a victim i might add was just going about his work in keeping the town clean and tidy,
7 pints and 5 spirits..? yeah right, probably 3 pints and a few shots,Some just can not handle their drink.a soft punishment given out, this was a serious assault and should have carried some form of jail time along with a bigger compensation fine for the victim, a victim i might add was just going about his work in keeping the town clean and tidy, DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 35

12:30pm Fri 11 Apr 14

cg1blue says...

ThisYear wrote:
Im surprised the usual far-right mob havent been on here demanding litter pickers be given the right to arrest and be issued with tazers.. Was it Kim Gandy who demanded dustbin men be given the right to enter a premises with or without a search warrant? This after an 'off-duty' binman forced entry into a house on suspicion they were not recycling their milk cartons. Whatever next?
Why are you wasting time discussing KG - do you not think this story raises serious issues that warrant debate?

Our soft justice system contributes to the downward spiral in society. A taser would be too kind for a scum bag like that. If the state can't afford to lock these animals up, they could at least tag them and impose 7pm curfews for a few years. In an ideal world we could send these types to a remote island where they could all beat each other up to their hearts' content, and leave the rest of us to lead civilised lives.

How proud must he feel, beating up a 59 year old litter picker.....
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Im surprised the usual far-right mob havent been on here demanding litter pickers be given the right to arrest and be issued with tazers.. Was it Kim Gandy who demanded dustbin men be given the right to enter a premises with or without a search warrant? This after an 'off-duty' binman forced entry into a house on suspicion they were not recycling their milk cartons. Whatever next?[/p][/quote]Why are you wasting time discussing KG - do you not think this story raises serious issues that warrant debate? Our soft justice system contributes to the downward spiral in society. A taser would be too kind for a scum bag like that. If the state can't afford to lock these animals up, they could at least tag them and impose 7pm curfews for a few years. In an ideal world we could send these types to a remote island where they could all beat each other up to their hearts' content, and leave the rest of us to lead civilised lives. How proud must he feel, beating up a 59 year old litter picker..... cg1blue
  • Score: 27

12:33pm Fri 11 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

cg1blue wrote:
ThisYear wrote: Im surprised the usual far-right mob havent been on here demanding litter pickers be given the right to arrest and be issued with tazers.. Was it Kim Gandy who demanded dustbin men be given the right to enter a premises with or without a search warrant? This after an 'off-duty' binman forced entry into a house on suspicion they were not recycling their milk cartons. Whatever next?
Why are you wasting time discussing KG - do you not think this story raises serious issues that warrant debate? Our soft justice system contributes to the downward spiral in society. A taser would be too kind for a scum bag like that. If the state can't afford to lock these animals up, they could at least tag them and impose 7pm curfews for a few years. In an ideal world we could send these types to a remote island where they could all beat each other up to their hearts' content, and leave the rest of us to lead civilised lives. How proud must he feel, beating up a 59 year old litter picker.....
the fact that he would be proud, is precisely why he should be caged, like an animal.....
[quote][p][bold]cg1blue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Im surprised the usual far-right mob havent been on here demanding litter pickers be given the right to arrest and be issued with tazers.. Was it Kim Gandy who demanded dustbin men be given the right to enter a premises with or without a search warrant? This after an 'off-duty' binman forced entry into a house on suspicion they were not recycling their milk cartons. Whatever next?[/p][/quote]Why are you wasting time discussing KG - do you not think this story raises serious issues that warrant debate? Our soft justice system contributes to the downward spiral in society. A taser would be too kind for a scum bag like that. If the state can't afford to lock these animals up, they could at least tag them and impose 7pm curfews for a few years. In an ideal world we could send these types to a remote island where they could all beat each other up to their hearts' content, and leave the rest of us to lead civilised lives. How proud must he feel, beating up a 59 year old litter picker.....[/p][/quote]the fact that he would be proud, is precisely why he should be caged, like an animal..... pembury53
  • Score: 22

12:35pm Fri 11 Apr 14

billericay boy says...

I think anyone who commits a violent crime or a menace to society should be put to sleep and never be seen again.
I think anyone who commits a violent crime or a menace to society should be put to sleep and never be seen again. billericay boy
  • Score: 21

2:24pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Nebs says...

I wonder if his employer will have anything to say about this. There are many jobs where a criminal record is unacceptable.
I wonder if his employer will have anything to say about this. There are many jobs where a criminal record is unacceptable. Nebs
  • Score: 24

3:13pm Fri 11 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

blackheart wrote:
I think litter pickers should be given the right to arrest and issued with tazers.
No surprise there...Traffic wardens to decide child custody cases?
[quote][p][bold]blackheart[/bold] wrote: I think litter pickers should be given the right to arrest and issued with tazers.[/p][/quote]No surprise there...Traffic wardens to decide child custody cases? ThisYear
  • Score: -15

3:17pm Fri 11 Apr 14

blackheart says...

ThisYear wrote:
blackheart wrote:
I think litter pickers should be given the right to arrest and issued with tazers.
No surprise there...Traffic wardens to decide child custody cases?
Calm down calm down, I wasn't serious about tazers........

Flame throwers...now you're talking.....
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blackheart[/bold] wrote: I think litter pickers should be given the right to arrest and issued with tazers.[/p][/quote]No surprise there...Traffic wardens to decide child custody cases?[/p][/quote]Calm down calm down, I wasn't serious about tazers........ Flame throwers...now you're talking..... blackheart
  • Score: 8

3:19pm Fri 11 Apr 14

blackheart says...

Nebs wrote:
I wonder if his employer will have anything to say about this. There are many jobs where a criminal record is unacceptable.
Surely he deserves another chance, after all it's only picking up litter?
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: I wonder if his employer will have anything to say about this. There are many jobs where a criminal record is unacceptable.[/p][/quote]Surely he deserves another chance, after all it's only picking up litter? blackheart
  • Score: -18

3:53pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

Lucky he wasn't coiling one off....
Lucky he wasn't coiling one off.... Howard Cháse
  • Score: -7

4:30pm Fri 11 Apr 14

scrounger‎ says...

Why was the litter picker peeing on the wall?
Why was the litter picker peeing on the wall? scrounger‎
  • Score: -5

5:10pm Fri 11 Apr 14

InTheKnowOk says...

It seems 'some' can't have a discussion on here without resorting to mentioning Kim Gandy, why is that? why are you obsessed with this woman?
It seems 'some' can't have a discussion on here without resorting to mentioning Kim Gandy, why is that? why are you obsessed with this woman? InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 16

5:13pm Fri 11 Apr 14

profondo asbo says...

InTheKnowOk wrote:
It seems 'some' can't have a discussion on here without resorting to mentioning Kim Gandy, why is that? why are you obsessed with this woman?
yes i think you'll find it's the deviants...
[quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: It seems 'some' can't have a discussion on here without resorting to mentioning Kim Gandy, why is that? why are you obsessed with this woman?[/p][/quote]yes i think you'll find it's the deviants... profondo asbo
  • Score: 8

7:25pm Fri 11 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

blackheart wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
blackheart wrote:
I think litter pickers should be given the right to arrest and issued with tazers.
No surprise there...Traffic wardens to decide child custody cases?
Calm down calm down, I wasn't serious about tazers........

Flame throwers...now you're talking.....
Operated of course by bus drivers..after all they are everywhere at once.
[quote][p][bold]blackheart[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blackheart[/bold] wrote: I think litter pickers should be given the right to arrest and issued with tazers.[/p][/quote]No surprise there...Traffic wardens to decide child custody cases?[/p][/quote]Calm down calm down, I wasn't serious about tazers........ Flame throwers...now you're talking.....[/p][/quote]Operated of course by bus drivers..after all they are everywhere at once. ThisYear
  • Score: -3

7:26pm Fri 11 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

profondo asbo wrote:
InTheKnowOk wrote:
It seems 'some' can't have a discussion on here without resorting to mentioning Kim Gandy, why is that? why are you obsessed with this woman?
yes i think you'll find it's the deviants...
That would seem to be a rather deviant opinion.
[quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: It seems 'some' can't have a discussion on here without resorting to mentioning Kim Gandy, why is that? why are you obsessed with this woman?[/p][/quote]yes i think you'll find it's the deviants...[/p][/quote]That would seem to be a rather deviant opinion. ThisYear
  • Score: -10

7:28pm Fri 11 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

scrounger‎ wrote:
Why was the litter picker peeing on the wall?
The council have cut down on the chemicals need to remove graffiti.
[quote][p][bold]scrounger‎[/bold] wrote: Why was the litter picker peeing on the wall?[/p][/quote]The council have cut down on the chemicals need to remove graffiti. ThisYear
  • Score: -6

1:52am Sat 12 Apr 14

f56r78 says...

...to complete 160 hours unpaid work in 10days...

16 hours work a day for ten days doesn't sound too lenient to me ... :-^)
...to complete 160 hours unpaid work in 10days... 16 hours work a day for ten days doesn't sound too lenient to me ... :-^) f56r78
  • Score: 4

8:27am Sat 12 Apr 14

CaptainBlackadder says...

Nebs wrote:
I wonder if his employer will have anything to say about this. There are many jobs where a criminal record is unacceptable.
I wouldn't worry about that,he was from Tilbury,he wouldn't know what a job is.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: I wonder if his employer will have anything to say about this. There are many jobs where a criminal record is unacceptable.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't worry about that,he was from Tilbury,he wouldn't know what a job is. CaptainBlackadder
  • Score: 6

9:28pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Nebs says...

CaptainBlackadder wrote:
Nebs wrote:
I wonder if his employer will have anything to say about this. There are many jobs where a criminal record is unacceptable.
I wouldn't worry about that,he was from Tilbury,he wouldn't know what a job is.
Must have. Fare money and seven pints and five spirits, it doesn't grow on trees.
[quote][p][bold]CaptainBlackadder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: I wonder if his employer will have anything to say about this. There are many jobs where a criminal record is unacceptable.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't worry about that,he was from Tilbury,he wouldn't know what a job is.[/p][/quote]Must have. Fare money and seven pints and five spirits, it doesn't grow on trees. Nebs
  • Score: 0

9:59am Sun 13 Apr 14

profondo asbo says...

Nebs wrote:
CaptainBlackadder wrote:
Nebs wrote:
I wonder if his employer will have anything to say about this. There are many jobs where a criminal record is unacceptable.
I wouldn't worry about that,he was from Tilbury,he wouldn't know what a job is.
Must have. Fare money and seven pints and five spirits, it doesn't grow on trees.
the benefits tree (must be deciduous - fast growing)?
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CaptainBlackadder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: I wonder if his employer will have anything to say about this. There are many jobs where a criminal record is unacceptable.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't worry about that,he was from Tilbury,he wouldn't know what a job is.[/p][/quote]Must have. Fare money and seven pints and five spirits, it doesn't grow on trees.[/p][/quote]the benefits tree (must be deciduous - fast growing)? profondo asbo
  • Score: -1

6:29pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Never give it the large, at that hour, could have been a whole lot worse...
.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Never give it the large, at that hour, could have been a whole lot worse...[/p][/quote]. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -3

8:48pm Sun 13 Apr 14

profondo asbo says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma

kessense
wrote:
Never give it the large, at that hour, could have been a whole lot worse...
.
your most valuable contribution to date
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Never give it the large, at that hour, could have been a whole lot worse...[/p][/quote].[/p][/quote]your most valuable contribution to date profondo asbo
  • Score: -1

8:59am Mon 14 Apr 14

Who_Flung_Dung says...

Dont you worry, the offender got more than the above sentence. Once he smacked the litter picker, he got a beating himself. Everyone saw what he done and chased him up chichester road and gave him a good hiding.

His response was "I can p*ss where i like, i fight for this country" - what a pr*ck.
Dont you worry, the offender got more than the above sentence. Once he smacked the litter picker, he got a beating himself. Everyone saw what he done and chased him up chichester road and gave him a good hiding. His response was "I can p*ss where i like, i fight for this country" - what a pr*ck. Who_Flung_Dung
  • Score: 1

3:00pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Tommy085 says...

what's this got to do with Varsity, all because it happened outside. They don't state which nightclub they went to. Varsity is not a nightclub. Need to rethink their pictures.
what's this got to do with Varsity, all because it happened outside. They don't state which nightclub they went to. Varsity is not a nightclub. Need to rethink their pictures. Tommy085
  • Score: -1

3:08pm Tue 15 Apr 14

MilesBond says...

How much p*ss would a litter picker pick if a litter picker could pick p*ss?

I dunno, but he should pick on someone his own size next time.
How much p*ss would a litter picker pick if a litter picker could pick p*ss? I dunno, but he should pick on someone his own size next time. MilesBond
  • Score: 0

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