Former Chelsea and England footballer Kerry Dixon jailed for pub assault
19 June 2015
From the section Beds, Herts & Bucks
Kerry Dixon’s attack was described by the judge as shocking and sickening
Former England and Chelsea footballer Kerry Dixon has been jailed for nine months for punching and kicking a man who is said to have called him “fatso”.
Dixon, 53, denied assaulting the man at a pub in Luton in May 2014, but was convicted of the offence last week.
Luton Crown Court heard the assault was captured on CCTV cameras at the Nag’s Head in Dunstable.
Judge Barbara Mensah described the attack as “shocking and sickening to watch”.
She said the violence was “disproportionate, unnecessary and completely over the top”.
The assault happened at The Nags Head in Dunstable, Bedfordshire
The former striker, who scored 147 times for Chelsea, told the court he had been acting in self-defence and thought his victim, Ben Scoble, was going to hit him in the face with a glass.
“He was posing a threat to me as far as I was concerned. I have been glassed in the face before,” Mr Dixon told the jury.
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