… sickening scenes outside court today saw yob Daniel Chrapkowski wildly celebrate avoiding jail for a drunken attack which left an innocent bystander in hospital for a month.Who is surprised? Not me…
… his lout friend Thomas Lane swore and squared up to photographers, after both were given non-custodial sentences by a judge.Thus providing great photo opportunities.
The two thugs, along with a third man, Oliver O'Neill, 23, had battered Joseph O'Reilly, 24, after he had dared to ask why they were kicking over wheelie bins in Manchester city centre.And it wasn’t an idle boast, either. He had.
The drunken gang proceeded to savagely set about Mr O'Reilly, who was punched, knocked to the floor and kicked in the face and stomach before the cowardly trio fled.
During the brutal beating, one of the gang boasted: 'I've just been let out for GBH' before Mr O'Reilly was knocked to the floor then repeatedly kicked about the head.
So, what about mitigation? It must have been good, right?
In mitigation for jobless Chrapkowski, defence counsel Miss Katie Jones said: 'He is extremely remorseful and wishes to apologise to the court. It is extremely out of character in a misguided attempt to protect his friend. 'Suuuuuuuure it’s out of character. Choirboys always hang around with scum, everyone knows that…
For sign writer Lane, Paul Hodgkinson said: 'He accepts he had been out drinking and engaging in tomfoolery - kicking around bins and that they were confronted.So, participating in beating a man nearly to death is now ‘tomfoolery’?
'He became embroiled in an argument with a member of the public which he shouldn't have done but that mischief doesn't cross the custody threshold.'