Thug Noel Jarman laughed when he was shown CCTV footage of his unprovoked attack on a homeless man, a court has heard.An offence of the worst sort, you might think. Drunken, unprovoked, persistent violence against a vulnerable target. The sort that should draw a lengthy sentence.
Jarman, 23, pleaded guilty to kicking his helpless victim in the head after throwing food at him.
You’d be wrong. He didn't even get the 56 days he might have got if he'd Tweeted abuse at him, instead of getting physical:
But he was not given a jail term as Exeter magistrates decided he need to be given a chance to battle his alcohol addiction.No, of course it isn’t this waste of skin’s first appearance in the dock, either. It never is, is it?
Jarman has 15 previous conviction and is currently subject to two conditional discharges relating to an incident of domestic abuse and possession of a class A drug.There’s not even the faintest hint of justifiable ‘mitigation’ either:
Jeremy Asher, defending, told the court that his client was due to take part in courses to help him with his temperament and alcohol consumption as part of the conditional discharge, but this process had not started.I know who needs a ‘shove to the head with a foot’, Jeremy. And it isn’t some homeless man.
He said: "He has been ordered to do specified activities but these have not started yet. He has not obtained the help he needs. In relation to this incident, we are not talking about a David Beckham penalty kick, it's more of a shove to his head with this foot."