The Birmingham City fan who invaded the pitch and attacked Aston Villa player Jack Grealish has been jailed. Paul Mitchell today pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates' Court after he was arrested during the Second City derby on Sunday. The 27-year-old ran onto the pitch at St Andrews during the first-half of the match and hit the Villa midfielder, who later scored the game's only goal, in the side of the head. Jailing Mitchell for 14 weeks, chair of the bench Alison Fisher and another magistrate ordered Mitchell to pay £100 to Grealish as compensation for the pain, discomfort and shock caused by the assault. Mitchell was also hit with a £115 victim surcharge and £135 in prosecution costs - and given a fortnight to pay the total sum of £350. Prosecutor Jonathan Purser told the court that Grealish felt lasting pain after the incident but had suffered no substantial injury from a punch to the right side of his jaw. In a statement read into the court record by Mr … [Read more...] about Birmingham City fan jailed for attacking Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish
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The man who ran on to the pitch at St Andrew's and punched Jack Grealish is a 27-year-old named Paul Mitchell, according to his neighbours. The attack happened less than 10 minutes after kick-off during the Second City derby between Aston Villa and Birmingham. Making a beeline for Villa midfielder Grealish, the man landed a blow from behind before being taken away by stewards and arrested by police. Neighbours today identified Mitchell as the suspect, who has been arrested. He is a dad of one who is a well known landlord in the nearby area. West Midlands Police tweeted: "Following the incident on the pitch involving an attack on an Aston Villa player; a man has been arrested and en route to a custody block." Birmingham immediately banned the attacker from attending home games after the vile incident. In a statement they said: "Birmingham City Football Club would like to apologise to Jack Grealish and Aston Villa Football Club for an incident in this afternoon's derby match. "We … [Read more...] about Birmingham City fan who attacked Jack Grealish is ‘named as dad-of-one’
Birmingham City said a supporter will be banned from St Andrew’s for life after he attacked Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish during the Birmingham derby, The Guardian reports. The incident occurred less than 10 minutes into the game when Grealish was in the Birmingham penalty area and a spectator in a flat cap ran on to the field and threw a punch from behind the visiting captain, striking him on the side of the head. The intruder was quickly restrained by stewards as several other Villa players rushed in to confront him. He was led away by police, blowing kisses to the crowd as he left, and was later arrested. “Birmingham City Football Club would like to apologise to Jack Grealish and Aston Villa for an incident in this afternoon’s derby match,” a club statement said. “We deplore the behaviour of the individual who committed this act and rest assured he will be banned from St. Andrew’s for life. The club will also support … [Read more...] about Watch: Aston Villa player punched by fan in derby win at Birmingham City
The fan who punched Jack Grealish during Aston Villa's 1-0 win in the Second City derby has been banned for life, Birmingham City have confirmed. The Villa captain was assaulted 10 minutes into the fierce-competed derby, being attacked from behind and punched on his lower right cheek. Stewards led the man away as he blew kisses to the crowd and was arrested soon after. Now Birmingham City have apologised to both player and club for the incident and will support any criminal action against the individual. "Birmingham City Football Club would like to apologise to Jack Grealish and Aston Villa Football Club for an incident in this afternoon's derby match. "We deplore the behaviour of the individual who committed this act and rest assured he will be banned from St. Andrew's for life. The Club will also support any further punishment this individual may face in the eyes of the law. "The Club will be working with the relevant authorities to investigate all the circumstances and we will … [Read more...] about Fan who punched Grealish ‘banned for life’ by Birmingham City
KARREN Brady has flourished as a business executive in a career that has spanned over three decades. Here's everything you need to know about Karren and how her career as a powerful business mogul started out... Who is Karren Brady? Karren was born in London on April 4, 1969. She is 49-years-old and was brought up in Edmonton, North London. Brady is of Italian and Irish descent - her father is Terry Brady, an Irishman who made a fortune through his printing and property development businesses, her mother Rita is Italian. Karren has an older brother named Darren. She has been married to Canadian footballer Paul Peschisolido since 1995 and has two children, 20-year-old Sophia and Paolo, who is 18. The pair met when at Birmingham City FC, where Peschisolido played from 1992-1994 and during which time she was managing director for the club. Her net worth has been estimated at £85 million. In 2014's New Year Honours, Brady was given a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British … [Read more...] about What is Karren Brady’s net worth, is The Apprentice star married and what’s her job at West Ham Football Club?