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Community order for thug who followed victims from court and launched vicious assault

October 31, 2014, 4:47 pm

A man has been convicted today for affray and criminal damage after an altercation occurred with a group of men in a court building before tracking them down and assaulting them in the street.

Daniel Wallcott, born 17/07/1979, of Herschel Street, was unanimously found guilty at Manchester Crown Court of affray and criminal damage on Wednesday 8th October 2014.

Today, Friday 31st October 2014, he was sentenced to a 12 month community order with supervision requirement.

At 10.30am on Friday, 26th July 2013, Wallcott and his brother attended Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court for a hearing.

On arrival, they got into a verbal argument with three men who had been at court to support a friend of theirs who had a hearing in another court room.

After the argument broke out, court security asked the three men to leave, which they did.

Two hours later the three men and two others were walking away from the court building down Dolefield Street.

Wallcott and his brother then followed the five men, finally catching up with them near to a car park on Bridge Street.

Wallcott then launched a vicious attack upon the men, with Wallcott removing his belt and wrapping it around his hand in order to cause more damage with the punches he threw at the victims as they tried to protect themselves.

As the men fled, Wallcott threw several glass bottles at them, hitting one of them as they ran and also causing damage to a nearby parked car.

A black Audi A3 then pulled up next to Wallcott, allowing him to make his escape.

Detective Constable Chris Lees said: “This was a violent disturbance that occurred in a busy city centre car park in the midst of many members of the public going about their daily business.

“Not only was it alarming and distressing for those members of the public, Wallcott caused damage to a nearby vehicle and attempted to viciously beat these men.

“It is clear that Wallcott was intent on causing serious injury and had the men not fled, it is likely that he would have done so.”

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