Dodgy Tory ratbag beats up woman

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.”


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  • cows4me

    Obviously Coleman has no class, if he had started with “do you know who I am”, then his parking would be understandable.

    • dumbshit

      and maybe asked “clint” if it was okay to give her the bash

  • spollyike

    Good on him, if she has the right to film him, he should have the right to give her the bash.

  • unitedtribes

    He had every right to take the action he did. It was only because she was a pinko woman he held back a bit. About time this happenes here against the whale army pansies