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Thug who smashed elderly muslim man’s skull in Uxbridge racist attack has sentence cut

Thug who smashed elderly muslim man’s skull in Uxbridge racist attack has sentence cut

An Uxbridge teenager who booted a 79-year-old pensioner in the head – shattering his skull – during a racist attack has had his sentence slashed on appeal.

Fraser Danny Giles, 18, punched and kicked the elderly man, launching into the brutal assault in Chiltern View Road, Uxbridge, after asking the blameless grandfather in traditional Muslim dress if he was a ‘white Muslim’.

Giles, who address was given as Enfield Close, was handed eight years’ detention in a young offenders’ institution, after he admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent at Isleworth Crown Court in December. But three senior judges at London’s Appeal Court have now upheld a sentence challenge by Giles, reducing his custodial term by a quarter to six years after ruling his original punishment excessive.

Mr Justice Andrew Smith said Giles, then a 17-year-old hair salon trainee, had been drinking heavily before he approached the elderly victim, who was on his way to the Cowley Mill Road mosque for worship on July 5 last year.

The teenager confronted the man, who suffers from a condition affecting his skin pigmentation and asked him: “Are you a white Muslim?” Giles punched the man, knocked him to the ground and kicked him to the head as he lay prone, leaving him hospital-bound for 12 days with ‘life-threatening injuries’, the appeal judge said. He suffered a skull fracture and bruising to his brain, which affected his ability to think properly and his speech; the injuries, according to his family, left him a ‘devastated man’.

However, Mr Justice Smith said the attack was out of character for Giles, something confirmed by positive reports relating to his time in custody since. The judge said that, while the offence was committed against a vulnerable victim, and appeared to be religiously or racially motivated, it was not premeditated, and Giles had since shown genuine remorse.

Gileses’ counsel argued that his sentence was manifestly excessive, given his mitigation, particularly his young age.

Mr Justice Smith, sitting with Lord Justice Jackson and Sir Colin Mackay, said: “Dreadful though the offence was, and mindful as we are of the impact on the victim, we conclude that Gileses’ sentence should be reduced. We consider that, taking into account his age, early plea and his otherwise good character, a sentence of six years constitutes an appropriate sentence for this offence and we reduce the sentence accordingly.”

Uxbridge Gazette, 4 June 2014

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  • Reynardine

    Well, it would be the last of his worries.

  • Jekyll

    I bet he a football fan!!!

  • Jekyll

    Being shanked is going to be the least of his worries…

  • Friend of Bosnia

    Exactly. Sociopaths never do. Of course he’s only faking it to get his sentence cut.
    And all the guys convicted at The Hague do the same. They all were set free and now they brag about their crimes.

  • Friend of Bosnia

    Most of them are not at all good at their jobs.

  • Friend of Bosnia

    Oh yes.

  • Friend of Bosnia

    LIke I said, I’d love to kneecap him. So he would lose both his legs. That would hurt him more than just killing him. But he’s no loss. He looks a very unintellignet person. That stupid git. To think that I’m at least 10 times as intelligent than such a guy yet they would let him loose on me and on top of that give him leniency. No, if that happens to somebody in my family that guy can kiss his legs goodbye.

  • Friend of Bosnia

    If the victim had been my grandfather… I’d wait for this guy to come out of jail…and then…

    No, no, I would not kill him. But kneecap with his pants on.

  • Laila Muhammad

    had he been jewish the criminal would have gotten life..muslim blood is cheap…bosnia chechnya iraq mynammar…

  • Heinz Catsup

    Sadly, I’m afraid there is no therapeutic help when it comes to psychopaths &/or sociopaths since they’re either born or become that way as a result of severe psychological trauma.

  • Iman

    I feel so sorry for this elderly man , I hope he will recover from this ordeal . The world is full of weird and hateful people.

  • Takashi

    It’s a common trait for most former British colonies, from my personal experience. Now’s most country’s courts hide behind personal and political agendas.

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    Mindy, he smashed a 79 year old man’s skull, people like that don’t feel remorse.

  • Rizwan

    1. There are 121,000 Muslims in Norway. Who has carried out more terrorist attacks in Norway, Anders Breivik or 121,000 Muslims put together?

    2. There are more than one million Muslims in Canada. Who has carried out more terrorist crimes in Canada, Rapudaman Singh/Ajaib Singh or one million Muslims put together?

  • Rizwan

    “MONCTON, N.B. — An RCMP manhunt for a gunman suspected of killing three Mounties and wounding two others continued today in Moncton as a large section of the New Brunswick city was under virtual siege.

    “Heavily armed RCMP officers patrolled the city in the search for 24-year-old Justin Bourque, a Moncton man who was wearing military camouflage in a picture of him released by police on Twitter. Police said he was carrying two military-style rifles with high capacity magazines, a bow and a knife.”

    This is what happens when you allow mass immigration of muzzies.

  • Laurent Weppe

    Detecting wether the inmate is genuinely remorseful or just trying to bullshit his way toward a lighter sentence is part of the probation officers’ jobs.

  • Reynardine

    I can’t say I haven’t seen it here.

  • Reynardine

    Sociopaths are very good at faking remorse. I suspect we’re going to hear from him a few years down the line, assuming he doesn’t get shanked in prison.

  • mindy1

    Ugh I really hope he is remorseful and not just lying to get his sentence cut >:(

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