October 23, 2016

Dad who knocked teacher unconscious in brutal revenge attack walks FREE

A VIOLENT father-of-four who put a school teaching assistant in hospital after she told his son off in the playground has walked free from court.

Marius Feneck, 28, waited outside the boy’s primary school for Lesley-Ann Noel to leave work before following her to her car and launching a vicious revenge attack.

Miss Noel, 47, was left with swelling the size of a pineapple on her cheek, a bleeding head, a cut to her lip and long-term damage to her shoulder.

Judge Usha Karu told Inner London Crown Court he had “deliberately targeted” his “vulnerable” victim, but agreed to still suspend his 12 month prison sentence for a year.

Miss Noel has now hit out at the sentence and says she is considering an appeal to get Feneck jailed.

Speaking after the court hearing, she said: “I’m very disappointed in this system and I don’t feel that justice has been served.

“What kind of a message does this send to stop others doing it when someone walks free?

“I’m frightened to leave my building. I can’t go back to work and am really struggling to move on.

“As a teaching assistant you go to work to help children. You don’t expect to end up in a situation like this and if you do you should get justice.

“I will consider appealing to the Attorney General.”

The court heard how Feneck’s attack on Miss Noel was the final act in a campaign of terror against Glenbrook Primary School, which had a banning order against him.

A couple of weeks before, he had turned up at the school gates in Clapham, south London, and told his victim he would “show her” and had previously threatened the deputy head teacher.

On October 6 last year, Feneck’s partner had gone to the school at 3.15pm and complained about the way her son had been treated.

In her statement read to the court she said: “My senses told me that this man was menacing and after me.”

Judge Karu told Feneck: “You intended to confront her and if necessary to assault her because that is what you did.

“She carried on walking and in fact and one stage even quickened her pace.”

But when Miss Noel got closer to her car she realised Feneck had come right up to her.

Judge Karu went on: “The last thing she saw was your face because then she fell to the floor.

“She screamed before she went down saying ‘What are you doing?’

“A member of the public saw you cycling away and Miss Noel on the floor bleeding.”

The passerby called an ambulance to attend to an unconscious Miss Noel.

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