A dodgy Tory ratbag who, when mayor, instituted stringent parking enforcement has bashed a woman who busted him parking illegally.
An ex-Conservative mayor has admitted attacking a woman as she filmed him parking illegally on a street where he had helped introduce unpopular charges.
Brian Coleman, a Barnet councillor, admitted a charge of common assault by beating at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court.
The 51-year-old was arrested in September after assaulting cafe owner Helen Michael in Finchley High Road.
His lawyer said he had been trying to stop her filming him on a mobile phone as he parked in a loading bay.
Coleman, of Essex Road in Finchley, was ordered to pay £1,385, including a £270 fine, prosecution costs of £850 and £250 to the victim as compensation.
Ms Michael, 50, a mother-of-two, who suffered injuries including scratches to her wrist and soreness to her shoulder and chest, called on Coleman to resign.
She said: “[I was] looking at my phone and all of a sudden he’s upon me, it was pure shock.
“I think he’s bullied and intimidated people for a long long time and I think he has now got what has been long overdue.”