Portsmouth council worker attacks boss with a baseball bat

Karl Williams will be sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court next month
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A COUNCIL parking supervisor was badly hurt after being attacked with a baseball bat by a colleague.

Karl Williams, a parking technician for Portsmouth City Council, admitted assaulting his supervisor, Anthony Doe, with the bat and committing actual bodily harm.

Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court heard Williams took the bat from the boot of his car and went to the work office to confront his colleague.

The attack happened in Alec Rose Lane, Portsmouth, and Williams also faced charges of having an offensive weapon – namely the baseball bat – in a public place.

Williams, 43, a muscular man who appeared in court wearing a white shirt and tie, pleaded guilty to the assault on Tuesday, March 24, as well as damaging a car parking barrier belonging to the council.

Giles Fletcher, prosecuting, said it was ‘an attack on a work colleague’.

He said: ‘The defendant accepts he attended the work office that day.

‘He re-attended in anger.

‘He’s come with a baseball bat.

‘He’s said it’s been in his boot for some time.

‘He went into the office of work and used it to repeatedly assault his work colleague.

‘It resulted in injuries to his colleague.

‘He went to Queen Alexandra Hospital and left with soft tissue damage, bruising and swelling.’

Defending, Stephen Bentley said Williams, of Methuen Road, Southsea, was a man of previous good character.

He said: ‘He has been subjected to sustained victimisation at his work.

‘That is documented by his doctor and trade union.

‘That is subject to separate proceedings.’

Williams declined to speak to The News after the hearing.

He was released on conditional bail and must not contact Mr Doe, a technical supervisor for the council.

He will be sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court on Tuesday, May 5.