Bridgend Tory MP ‘was left in shock’ after being spat on over cigarette
Bridgend Tory MP Jamie Wallis was left “in shock” after he was spat on for refusing to give a man a cigarette, a court has heard.
Kenny Defelice, 44, was handed a 12-month community order at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, October 7, after admitting assaulting the 38-year-old MP at London Paddington station on the morning of September 24 last year.
Prosecutor David Roberts said the Tory politician was left “in shock” when the spit landed on his chest and chin, but he did not want to make a victim impact statement.
Mr Wallis said the situation escalated into “an interaction that became heated” and that his attacker “became angry” when the MP refused to give him a cigarette while he was on the phone to his daughter.
The court heard that after spitting on the MP, Defelice was held by police officers, who he tried to headbutt, while claiming he had Covid-19.
He also pleaded guilty to resisting arrest.
Sentencing him, District Judge Louisa Cieciora said Mr Wallis’s “status” as an MP played no part in the attack.
“This was an absolutely appalling offence. You spat on somebody because they wouldn’t give you a cigarette in what you considered to be a timely manner,” she said.
“You did spit at him, that is the nature of the assault. I find you did that because it is one of the most disgusting things people can do and you knew that.
“You did it to try to denigrate him, possibly humiliate him.”
Defelice, from Harlesden, north-west London, was given a 12-month community order, including a 20-day rehabilitation requirement, during which he cannot enter Paddington station, and must pay Mr Wallis £200 in compensation.
Charles Austin-Groome, defending, said his client, an alcoholic and drug addict, had just been released from hospital at the time of the assault, which he described as “a fairly brief incident, albeit a disgraceful one, one that Mr Defelice bitterly regrets”.
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Funny how sh1t behaviour always follows this MP.
This man should be pittiied as he obviously has problems. If, as reported in the press, he likes to dress up, not as a man, it is up to him. The people who voted for him are the ones that need to answer for their actions.
I’m no fan of the odious pornographer and slavering unionist, nor indeed anyone who votes Tory, knowing what they are like as a party. But you seem to be implying that the people who voted for him should “answer for” voting for somebody who SAYS they are transgender? He wasn’t saying that when they elected him. It only surfaced when he was due to go to court Are you saying (as it seems you are) that transgender people should not be “allowed” to stand for parliament? I don’t pity the man. He is a creep. Whether he is or isn’t… Read more »
Wasn’t this MP pretending to be transgender before his court case for dangerous driving whilst drunk earlier this year? Couldn’t wait to begin transition he said. Pronouns he/him. A mind less charitable than mine might suspect it was all a ruse to glean sympathy.