Nightclubber lashed out at chanting men

A HEFTY nightclubber who lashed out at a group of men who goaded him with the football chant 'Who Ate All The Pies' has been reprimanded by magistrates.

A HEFTY nightclubber who lashed out at a group of men who goaded him with the football chant 'Who Ate All The Pies' has been reprimanded by magistrates.

Mohammed Jangeer, 24, admitted assault by beating at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court after hitting one of the men, James Dolby, on January 28.

The 24-year-old struck out after being angered by the group's attempts to mock him.

Jangeer had been at an Ipswich nightclub with his partner and was walking along the street, without his shirt on, at about 10.30pm.


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He had removed his shirt after becoming hot in the nightclub.

Mitigating for Jangeer, Gareth Davies told Friday's hearing: "Dolby and his friends started singing one of the football songs you hear, which is 'Who Ate All The Pies?'

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"It was quite apparent that it was directed at him, referring to his bulk.

"He was obviously readily noticeable because he didn't have his t-shirt on. He was angry and he remonstrated with the group a couple of times."

Mr Davies said at one point Jangeer saw one of the men reach into his pocket and he thought the man was about to pull out a knife.

The confrontation led to Jangeer punching Dolby, 21, of Ipswich, who subsequently fell back against a wall. He suffered a cut and grazing to his head.

Earlier in the hearing prosecutor David Hutson told the magistrates that when police arrived at the scene Jangeer was cooperative and later made a full admission in interview.

Mr Davies added: "He realised he'd done a very silly thing."

Magistrates gave Jangeer credit for his early guilty plea and gave him a 12-month conditional discharge but warned him if he reoffended he could face a tougher penalty.

They ordered him to pay £35 costs.

Chairman of the bench Bernie Stowe said: "There will be no compensation (for the victim) because we've heard there was an element of provocation."

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