Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The brave BBC reporter - Paresh Patel.
On 11 September 2009, British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, Reporter Paresh Patel had been preparing a report in Sackville Gardens, Central Manchester, United Kingdom, when suddenly 2 drunken youths started to harras him.
Mr Patel had been followed for half an hour through Manchester city centre by these two idiots, who subjected him to a barrage of abuse as he attempted to set up a live broadcast with his cameraman Steve Capstick.
Maybe these 2 idiots did not like Asian people or they were complete idiots, not knowing what else to do after consuming alcohols - or they were just amateurish beer drinkers - got flatten up by mere 8 pints of Budweiser...!!!
Hey... if these 2 youths do that in Tamparuli, Sabah, Malaysia, they will surely end up without their heads!!!!
Well, during the incident, Mr Capstcik and a few bystanders tried to defuse the situation but with no avail.
But what these 2 drunken idiots didn't realise was that Mr Patel has a black belt in Karate, and when he was finally pushed too far the suited reporter lashed out in kung-fu style.
He floored one of the unsuspecting thugs with a kick to the groin followed by a lightning-quick punch in the face.
The dazed victim can then be seen in CCTV footage scrambling to his feet just as police arrive to arrest the man as Mr Patel, dubbed the 'BBC Bruiser', calmly walks away.
Judge David Hernandez of the Manchester Magistrates' Court sentenced John Nugent, 22 to a 18 month community order with supervision, and David McKenna, 27 - a community order for 18 months with supervision and 14 hours unpaid work at Manchester Crown Court.
At the sentencing of the pair, Judge Hernandez said: 'He defended himself, he delivered a blow. I say good for Mr Patel.
Jodie Anderson, 26, the female who threw the drink over Mr Patel, had previously pleaded guilty to assaulting Mr Patel and was given a suspended six-week prison sentence and ordered to pay him £50 compensation.
In a victim impact statement read to the court, Mr Patel said: 'I am shocked and upset by what has happened. I was trying to go about my business in a peaceful way.'
A spokesperson for the BBC said they were not commenting on the matter as it was a case for the courts.
source : dailymail.co.uk
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