Man punched and kicked in testicles in anti-English street assault

A man was punched in the face, kicked in the testicles, and called an “English b******” in a vicious and unprovoked street assault carried out by a total stranger. Jaryd Warlow punched his victim to the floor and repeatedly kicked him between the legs.

Alycia Carpanini, prosecuting at Swansea Crown Court, said the assault happened on the evening of November 13 this year in Llanelli town centre. She said the victim was waiting outside a house for a friend when 30-year-old Warlow walked down the street and shouted out “Ziggy” to him. The victim told the stranger he wasn’t Ziggy and Warlow replied: “You English b******. Get out of the country.” The victim told the defendant his mother was Welsh.

Warlow then began punching and kicking his 59-year-old victim, including kicking him between the legs. The man went to the floor and Warlow continued punching and kicking him – including further kicks between the legs – before picking him up and throwing him against a wall.

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When the victim’s friend emerged from the property he called the police before Warlow threw some punches in his direction though those blows missed their target. Police arrived and when the defendant heard the approaching sirens he ran off but he was found nearby and arrested. The court heard that as he was being put into the back of the police van he turned to his victim and called him an “English c***”. The prosecutor said the victim was left with cuts and bruises to his face, legs, and body but declined to provide an impact statement. During his subsequent interview the defendant answered “no comment” to all questions asked.

Jaryd Warlow, of Coleshill Terrace, Llanelli, admitted racially-aggravated assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH). He has 20 previous convictions for 32 offences including three ABHs, multiple batteries, and public order matters. Just weeks before the anti-English assault Warlow was given a suspended sentence for harassment and breach of a restraining order.

Matt Murphy, for Warlow, said the defendant wanted to stress that he had no ill feelings towards anyone from other parts of the UK nor from any other countries and that the mother of the youngest of his client’s three children was herself English. He said there were issues of alcohol and substance abuse in Warlow’s life along with “a misplaced sense of injustice which he seeks in his own way to put right”. The advocate said letters written to the court from friends of the defendant showed another side to his character.

Judge Paul Thomas KC said whatever Warlow may be like when sober it was clear he was a “horrible and violent drunk”. He said the defendant had launched a vicious and unprovoked attack on an older man who was no physical match for him and he described the incident as “bullying of the worst kind”.

With a one-third discount for his guilty plea Warlow was sentenced to 20 months in prison and the judge activated the full eight months of the previous suspended sentence to run consecutively making an overall sentence of 28 months. Warlow will serve up to half that period in custody before being released on licence.

As a man in the public gallery left court following the sentencing hearing he made comments under his breath about what had just happened. The judge told him to go outside and take a few minutes to think about whether he wanted to go into the dock and say something to the court and then go down into the cells for contempt. The man left court but did not return.

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