Cwmbran man jailed after 'bouncing man's head on road' and racially abusing Nepalese police officer

Cwmbran man jailed after 'bouncing man's head on road'

Cwmbran man jailed after 'bouncing man's head on road'

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A MAN who “bounced” a man’s head on a road then racially insulted a police officer when he was arrested was jailed for 30 weeks yesterday.

Jamie Gibbings, 23, of Nether Lane in Cwmbran, admitted actual bodily harm, theft and racially aggravated affray which took place on June 6 this year.

Outlining the case at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday, David Pinnell said the defendant had been at a pub, the New Inn, before walking off with the victim James Jones at around 10pm that night towards Llandegfedd Way.

“The two begin to argue and Gibbings pushed Jones to the floor,” he said. There followed “a period of grappling.”

Gibbings gained the upper hand and then began to “bounce” Mr Jones’ head on the road, the court heard.

As this took place, his white Samsung phone fell to the ground which Gibbings stole, Mr Pinnell said.

Gibbings ran off when a passing car pulled up. Mr James realised his phone was missing and it was subsequently found with the defendant, the court heard.

The prosecution added Mr James was treated in the Royal Gwent Hospital following the incident, which left him with a cut above his eyebrow.

When Gibbings was arrested, a police officer of Nepalese origin was tasked with searching him.

The court heard Gibbings threatened to “kick off ” if his hoodie was removed, calling the officer a racial name and telling him: “You’re not even English”.

The officer felt “speechless and hurt” following the comments, the court heard.

Caroline Rees, defending, said the defendant had a personality disorder and had experienced a difficult upbringing.

She added he had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

Gibbings was sentenced to 24 weeks in prison for assault, six weeks in prison for theft, to run concurrently, and six weeks for the racially aggravated affray, to run consecutively.

Gibbings was also ordered to pay a £100 victim surcharge.

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12:33pm Fri 8 Aug 14

davidcp says...

'Speechless and hurt'? I in no way condone what was said, but it took a bit more than that to p**s me off when I did that job! And a HELL of a lot more for the CPS to prosecute someone for it!
'Speechless and hurt'? I in no way condone what was said, but it took a bit more than that to p**s me off when I did that job! And a HELL of a lot more for the CPS to prosecute someone for it! davidcp
  • Score: -6

1:17pm Fri 8 Aug 14

MikeO4O8 says...

Bouncing someones head on a road You couldn't come up with a better headline??? To me it sounds like he was playing a game with his head.

The officer felt speechless and hurt?? Isn't this something they should be used to by now, I am sure they get called many different things on a daily basis, but because it was "racial" he felt hurt. Grow up Mr police officer.

I noticed that this story was all 1 sided, no mention as to what made them argue or fight, fir all we know the other guy could have stated it and this guy was defending himself.
Bouncing someones head on a road You couldn't come up with a better headline??? To me it sounds like he was playing a game with his head. The officer felt speechless and hurt?? Isn't this something they should be used to by now, I am sure they get called many different things on a daily basis, but because it was "racial" he felt hurt. Grow up Mr police officer. I noticed that this story was all 1 sided, no mention as to what made them argue or fight, fir all we know the other guy could have stated it and this guy was defending himself. MikeO4O8
  • Score: 2

2:45pm Fri 8 Aug 14

davidcp says...

davidcp wrote:
'Speechless and hurt'? I in no way condone what was said, but it took a bit more than that to p**s me off when I did that job! And a HELL of a lot more for the CPS to prosecute someone for it!
I'd have accepted 'angry' and 'insulted'. And 'I wanted to punch the arrogant git's lights out, your worship'.
[quote][p][bold]davidcp[/bold] wrote: 'Speechless and hurt'? I in no way condone what was said, but it took a bit more than that to p**s me off when I did that job! And a HELL of a lot more for the CPS to prosecute someone for it![/p][/quote]I'd have accepted 'angry' and 'insulted'. And 'I wanted to punch the arrogant git's lights out, your worship'. davidcp
  • Score: 8

3:29pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Petrus Barba says...

davidcp wrote:
'Speechless and hurt'? I in no way condone what was said, but it took a bit more than that to p**s me off when I did that job! And a HELL of a lot more for the CPS to prosecute someone for it!
Me too!
[quote][p][bold]davidcp[/bold] wrote: 'Speechless and hurt'? I in no way condone what was said, but it took a bit more than that to p**s me off when I did that job! And a HELL of a lot more for the CPS to prosecute someone for it![/p][/quote]Me too! Petrus Barba
  • Score: 4

5:18pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

I'm a copper. Good pay, good pension. He's a useless drunk from what looks like a very grim public welfare housing project. Why would I (or anyone else normal) give a monkey's what this insect said?
More to the point, he was in Crown Court because he was expected to get significantly more than 26 weeks. He got 30. It's a joke. Particularly as he robbed his booze-buddy of a cellphone (maximum life imprisonment)
I'm a copper. Good pay, good pension. He's a useless drunk from what looks like a very grim public welfare housing project. Why would I (or anyone else normal) give a monkey's what this insect said? More to the point, he was in Crown Court because he was expected to get significantly more than 26 weeks. He got 30. It's a joke. Particularly as he robbed his booze-buddy of a cellphone (maximum life imprisonment) Dai Rear
  • Score: 7

11:20pm Fri 8 Aug 14

zooportandproudofit says...

The PO should find a less demanding career
The PO should find a less demanding career zooportandproudofit
  • Score: -3

11:21am Sat 9 Aug 14

displayed says...

"Bouncing his head"!
There aving a giraffe!

U cant bounce someones ead on tarmac, its solid init.
Some of descriptions the Gus choose to use to to heighten the stories, leave a lot to be desired.............
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"Bouncing his head"! There aving a giraffe! U cant bounce someones ead on tarmac, its solid init. Some of descriptions the Gus choose to use to to heighten the stories, leave a lot to be desired............. .... displayed
  • Score: -4

2:33pm Sat 9 Aug 14

displayed says...

The officer felt “speechless and hurt” following the comments, the court heard.

It doesnt sound like he's "climbed the mountain" yet!
The officer felt “speechless and hurt” following the comments, the court heard. It doesnt sound like he's "climbed the mountain" yet! displayed
  • Score: -1

7:40pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Mongino says...

Given that there is no such place as Nether Lane in Cwmbran, I'd like to know how the poster above can assert that it is an "extremely grim public welfare housing project"
Given that there is no such place as Nether Lane in Cwmbran, I'd like to know how the poster above can assert that it is an "extremely grim public welfare housing project" Mongino
  • Score: 5

2:31am Sun 10 Aug 14

smokintheweed says...

Dai Rear wrote:
I'm a copper. Good pay, good pension. He's a useless drunk from what looks like a very grim public welfare housing project. Why would I (or anyone else normal) give a monkey's what this insect said?
More to the point, he was in Crown Court because he was expected to get significantly more than 26 weeks. He got 30. It's a joke. Particularly as he robbed his booze-buddy of a cellphone (maximum life imprisonment)
You are a law enforcer? I truly despair for the human race judging by the crap you post on here.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: I'm a copper. Good pay, good pension. He's a useless drunk from what looks like a very grim public welfare housing project. Why would I (or anyone else normal) give a monkey's what this insect said? More to the point, he was in Crown Court because he was expected to get significantly more than 26 weeks. He got 30. It's a joke. Particularly as he robbed his booze-buddy of a cellphone (maximum life imprisonment)[/p][/quote]You are a law enforcer? I truly despair for the human race judging by the crap you post on here. smokintheweed
  • Score: 4

9:26am Sun 10 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

smokintheweed wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
I'm a copper. Good pay, good pension. He's a useless drunk from what looks like a very grim public welfare housing project. Why would I (or anyone else normal) give a monkey's what this insect said?
More to the point, he was in Crown Court because he was expected to get significantly more than 26 weeks. He got 30. It's a joke. Particularly as he robbed his booze-buddy of a cellphone (maximum life imprisonment)
You are a law enforcer? I truly despair for the human race judging by the crap you post on here.
No, silly little abusive person. I am simply making the point that the abuse is only worth the abuser. Thus, abuse from yourself or this pointless p*ss-head should phase no one.
Pity the officer didn't have his kukri with him though.....would have saved a lot of welfare dosh.
[quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: I'm a copper. Good pay, good pension. He's a useless drunk from what looks like a very grim public welfare housing project. Why would I (or anyone else normal) give a monkey's what this insect said? More to the point, he was in Crown Court because he was expected to get significantly more than 26 weeks. He got 30. It's a joke. Particularly as he robbed his booze-buddy of a cellphone (maximum life imprisonment)[/p][/quote]You are a law enforcer? I truly despair for the human race judging by the crap you post on here.[/p][/quote]No, silly little abusive person. I am simply making the point that the abuse is only worth the abuser. Thus, abuse from yourself or this pointless p*ss-head should phase no one. Pity the officer didn't have his kukri with him though.....would have saved a lot of welfare dosh. Dai Rear
  • Score: -7

10:01am Sun 10 Aug 14

jimmysmith says...

speechless and hurt .look out i smell a claim coming .
speechless and hurt .look out i smell a claim coming . jimmysmith
  • Score: -4

12:14pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Cymru Am Beth says...

smokintheweed wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
I'm a copper. Good pay, good pension. He's a useless drunk from what looks like a very grim public welfare housing project. Why would I (or anyone else normal) give a monkey's what this insect said?
More to the point, he was in Crown Court because he was expected to get significantly more than 26 weeks. He got 30. It's a joke. Particularly as he robbed his booze-buddy of a cellphone (maximum life imprisonment)
You are a law enforcer? I truly despair for the human race judging by the crap you post on here.
And your pen name suggests a truly rounded decent member of the community?
[quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: I'm a copper. Good pay, good pension. He's a useless drunk from what looks like a very grim public welfare housing project. Why would I (or anyone else normal) give a monkey's what this insect said? More to the point, he was in Crown Court because he was expected to get significantly more than 26 weeks. He got 30. It's a joke. Particularly as he robbed his booze-buddy of a cellphone (maximum life imprisonment)[/p][/quote]You are a law enforcer? I truly despair for the human race judging by the crap you post on here.[/p][/quote]And your pen name suggests a truly rounded decent member of the community? Cymru Am Beth
  • Score: 1

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