Shocking footage showing a horrific glassing attack on a doorman by a racist thug.
Philip Kenny was jailed for six years at Mold Crown Court on Friday , after telling Sarjo Manneh, a British citizen who was black African to “go back to the jungle”, before hitting him in the face with a glass.
The footage shows that when Mr Manneh turned his back to put down the hot drink he was holding, he was attacked by Kenny with the glass.
The 42-year-old, of Charlton Street, Llandudno , had denied the charge.
Judge Niclas Parry told him: “You are clearly a violent and aggressive man and a danger to the public, including males and females.” The judge said Kenny had used “vile racial abuse” in the cowardly attack which could be seen “as clear as day” on CCTV footage.
But he said he took into account that Kenny himself suffered serious injuries “by way of summary justice” at the bar.
Judge Parry said the sentence would have been one of five years, but an additional 12 months had been imposed to reflect the racial element of the offence.
The court heard the defendant had a number of previous convictions for violence, including racially aggravated offences, and had been jailed for robbery in 2004.
In 2007, he had received an indeterminate sentence for GBH upon his then girlfriend, which meant that he was effectively “on life licence” and had been recalled.
On April 14, 2018, Mr Manneh was working at Fountains and Kenny was there with a friend of his and the friend’s wife, having been out drinking since mid-afternoon.
Mr Manneh became aware of an argument between the couple inside the pub, and then went outside to man the entrance door.
After Mr Manneh tried to stop Kenny’s friend from leaving the bar with a glass in his hand the man told him that he couldn’t tell him what to do and racially abused him.
Kenny then joined in, saying “f*** you”, and used the N-word.
He told Mr Manneh: “You can’t f***ing come to my country and tell us what to do. Go back to the jungle.”
The defendant said the doorman should Google his name and that he was from Manchester.
When Mr Manneh said he wasn’t interested, the defendant’s response was another torrent of racial abuse, including reference to him being a cannibal.
Mr Manneh sustained cuts to his left cheek and his left ear.
Police officers went to the scene after CCTV operators informed them of an ongoing disturbance outside the bar.
Kenny was later arrested and taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, where he was said to be extremely abusive to hospital staff and police.
During interview, he denied racially abusing Mr Manneh, and said he had thrown the contents of his glass at him but denied hitting him with the glass.
He said his recollection was affected by the head injury he sustained after the incident when he claimed he was assaulted by the complainant.
Source – North Wales Live