Man jailed for race attack in car park

Southend Standard: Man jailed for race attack in car park Man jailed for race attack in car park

A THUG hurled racist abuse at two men in a supermarket car park and threatened one of them with a hammer and a knife.

Allen Dinnadge, of Lodge Lane, Grays, was jailed for 14 months yesterday for the attack, which a judge described as “utterly appalling”.

During his outburst, the 27-year-old, took off his shirt and yelled at one victim: “You are not the right colour to speak to me”, adding: “My granddad fought in the war.

What did yours do?”

In court, Dinnadge apologised, but was unable to explain his behaviour in the car park of Morrisons, in London Road, Grays.

Prosecutor Chris Saad told the court Dinnadge abused the first victim, a blackman, as he walked through the car park at about 8.30pm on August 2 .

Dinnadge then went to a car, got out a hammer and a craft knife and pushed the victim with the hammer. He then swiped at him with the knife.

Another black man, standing at a nearby bus stop saw the attack and took out his mobile phone to call the police, the court heard.

Dinnadge spotted him, grabbed his phone and pushed him to the ground, shouting racist insults, before driving off.

Mr Saad read out a statement from the first victim, in which he said the attack had left him anxious and worried about similar attacks in future.

At an earlier hearing, Dinnadge admitted raciallyaggravated assault on the first man and racially-aggravated common assault on the second.

Jailing him, Judge David Owen-Jones, said: “This was an appalling, unprovoked, racist assault on two men undergoing their normal business in a public place.

“This sort of behaviour and this kind of racist assault will not be tolerated in a civilised, multi cultural society.

“It is so serious only an immediate custodial sentence is suitable.”

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7:00am Wed 8 Jan 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Shame for his grandad who fought in the war. Why dont we ship these people out to Afganistan to fight on the front line instead of our brave soldiers.
Shame for his grandad who fought in the war. Why dont we ship these people out to Afganistan to fight on the front line instead of our brave soldiers. CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 10

7:15am Wed 8 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

I teach people like about the Holy Trinity, and if yar knows what that means AHMEN
I teach people like about the Holy Trinity, and if yar knows what that means AHMEN LastLaugh2
  • Score: -20

7:50am Wed 8 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Probably just drunken high jinks.
Probably just drunken high jinks. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -9

8:19am Wed 8 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

had race not been involved then i'm sure the offence would have been "so serious" that only an immediate telling off is suitable.....
had race not been involved then i'm sure the offence would have been "so serious" that only an immediate telling off is suitable..... pembury53
  • Score: 20

9:41am Wed 8 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

he looks happy enough in the mugshot though.
he looks happy enough in the mugshot though. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 6

3:40pm Wed 8 Jan 14

tophat27dt says...

Yes...if one goes by looks he appears a decent type.......must have been drunk.......too much booze and the truth oozes out.
Yes...if one goes by looks he appears a decent type.......must have been drunk.......too much booze and the truth oozes out. tophat27dt
  • Score: 1

5:07pm Wed 8 Jan 14

BodyBuilder says...

To be honest though, he had a point. Watch out for the massive increase in UKIP votes.
To be honest though, he had a point. Watch out for the massive increase in UKIP votes. BodyBuilder
  • Score: -1

6:24pm Wed 8 Jan 14

LastLaugh,,, says...

pembury53 wrote:
had race not been involved then i'm sure the offence would have been "so serious" that only an immediate telling off is suitable.....
You could be right, which sends the message what 'racially aggravated' can add to the pot...theres a few posters on here need be aware of that.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: had race not been involved then i'm sure the offence would have been "so serious" that only an immediate telling off is suitable.....[/p][/quote]You could be right, which sends the message what 'racially aggravated' can add to the pot...theres a few posters on here need be aware of that. LastLaugh,,,
  • Score: 1

6:28pm Wed 8 Jan 14

ColonelSpiffSpaff says...

Had he not been white, he'd be sitting at home right now with a hefty £20 fine hanging over him
Had he not been white, he'd be sitting at home right now with a hefty £20 fine hanging over him ColonelSpiffSpaff
  • Score: 14

9:46am Thu 9 Jan 14

Penelopepitstop1.123. says...

ColonelSpiffSpaff wrote:
Had he not been white, he'd be sitting at home right now with a hefty £20 fine hanging over him
Had he not wielded a hammer and blade at a person, regardless of their race, he would be sat at home. For his stupidity and inability to control himself, he is where he belongs.
[quote][p][bold]ColonelSpiffSpaff[/bold] wrote: Had he not been white, he'd be sitting at home right now with a hefty £20 fine hanging over him[/p][/quote]Had he not wielded a hammer and blade at a person, regardless of their race, he would be sat at home. For his stupidity and inability to control himself, he is where he belongs. Penelopepitstop1.123.
  • Score: 6

9:47am Thu 9 Jan 14

Penelopepitstop1.123. says...

BodyBuilder wrote:
To be honest though, he had a point. Watch out for the massive increase in UKIP votes.
He had a point? Are you so ignorant to think the there were no black soldiers in the world wars?
[quote][p][bold]BodyBuilder[/bold] wrote: To be honest though, he had a point. Watch out for the massive increase in UKIP votes.[/p][/quote]He had a point? Are you so ignorant to think the there were no black soldiers in the world wars? Penelopepitstop1.123.
  • Score: 5

9:51am Thu 9 Jan 14

Penelopepitstop1.123. says...

tophat27dt wrote:
Yes...if one goes by looks he appears a decent type.......must have been drunk.......too much booze and the truth oozes out.
This is the most ignorant comment I have ever read. Must of been drunk? I personally do not act in this way when I am drunk. The truth oozes out? Is that your attempt justify his actions?

There were many black soldiers in the world wars. And there would of been even more is racism wasn't so prevalent in the armed forces. This is why racist remarks and racism itself are not be tolerated in todays society. No excuse for this behaviour.
[quote][p][bold]tophat27dt[/bold] wrote: Yes...if one goes by looks he appears a decent type.......must have been drunk.......too much booze and the truth oozes out.[/p][/quote]This is the most ignorant comment I have ever read. Must of been drunk? I personally do not act in this way when I am drunk. The truth oozes out? Is that your attempt justify his actions? There were many black soldiers in the world wars. And there would of been even more is racism wasn't so prevalent in the armed forces. This is why racist remarks and racism itself are not be tolerated in todays society. No excuse for this behaviour. Penelopepitstop1.123.
  • Score: 6

8:46pm Thu 9 Jan 14

GSXR750 says...

Good job he was sent to prison for this disgraceful attack, it should not be tolerated. Hopefully he will learn to be more respectful when he gets out.
Good job he was sent to prison for this disgraceful attack, it should not be tolerated. Hopefully he will learn to be more respectful when he gets out. GSXR750
  • Score: 0

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