This week, we posted the photo of a man who was caught on CCTV knocking out a 16-year-old girl from behind while she walked on a street in East London. The police have now arrested the man. He is Michael Ayoade, 34, who admitted that he punched the girl in what he says was a “misunderstanding on his part.” Ayoade ran up behind Tasneem Kabir as she walked to college and knocked her to the ground. He said that “she started it” because he had felt ‘intimidated’ by a look from the 16-year-old girl.
Ayoade said the 16-year-old “didn’t have a friendly face” and “made me feel like a pauper with her facial gestures.” The police stated that he told them “he was going about his business and was intimidated by her look, she looked like she wanted a fight. She looked about 19 or 20. He did not approve of the way she looked so he went back and punched her….He said “Nah, that hurt, I can’t go further in my day taking an insult from a little person like that.”
He pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm at Thames Magistrates’ Court, which knocked the girl unconscious as shown in the video below. She was also left with three broken teeth, a split lip, and bruises on her face.
Obviously, even considering his claim to have smoked and drank too much that day, this is a very dangerous and unstable person. Sentences tend to be shorter in England, but this is one occasion where a stiff sentence would be more than warranted. I would hope that sentencing would follow the court’s watching this videotape:
Source: Daily Mail