Video: Police caution for Youtube attack granny

A GRANNY who became an unlikely internet sensation for a video of her launching an unprovoked attack on a garage owner has been cautioned for assault.

Russell Claydon

A GRANNY who became an unlikely internet sensation for a video of her launching an unprovoked attack on a garage owner has been cautioned for assault.

Police began investigating the incident involving Valerie Dunningham repeatedly beating Luke Warr over the head with a newspaper after thousands of people watched it on YouTube.

The 63-year-old had been in a long-running rights of way dispute with Burkitts Lane Garage in Sudbury over the use of the driveway in front of her neighbouring flat.

The 4ft 10ins tall grandmother took her anger out on owner Mr Warr, 37, after he dragged an industrial wheelie bin along the driveway and past her home on July 28.

The attack was recorded on Mr Warr's business partner's phone and uploaded to the internet. But he decided not to press charges.

Most Read

“I have not actually spoken to her since,” said Mr Warr yesterday. “At the moment everything is quiet and there is no trouble so it suits me, I just want to get on with my everyday work.”

Yesterday, a police spokeswoman said: “A 63-year-old woman has been cautioned for assault after an incident in Burkitts Lane, Sudbury, on July 28.''

Following the issue of a caution, it has now emerged the footage is to be shown on an American TV station after they interviewed both parties for a caught-on-camera series.

Mr Warr said: “We do get people commenting on it. We have had a lot of interest from American television companies wanting to use it over there. Obviously we can see the humour in it.

“They came here the other day and did an interview. They were from the London office but they were American. It was bizarre.”

Mrs Dunningham had claimed her life was been ruined by Mr Warr's garage business banging late into the night and using the drive associated with the flats illegally. But Mr Warr said they had an “established and legally drawn-up right of way to use the driveway”.

Mrs Dunningham was unavailable for comment yesterday but said after the incident: “I don't mind being on YouTube - I don't care anymore. I am told some versions they have used the Benny Hill music and Kung Fu Fighting.”