TAXI DRIVER RECEIVED 'AN OVERDOSE OF HIS OWN MEDICINE' AS TWO PALS WHO BATTERED HIM WITH B
Taxi driver Andrew Tooze was shocked after a judge refused to prosecute two pals who beat him mercilessly with a baseball bat
Footie hooligan book author battered with a baseball bat got an 'overdose of his own medicine' as his attackers walk free – after a judge read his football hooligan book.
Andrew Tooze, 50, became very angry with the pair on a journey home on a night out.
A court heard the two pals turned the tables on Andrew Tooze by hitting him with his own bat he kept in his taxi.
He was left with serious head and facial injuries and spent four days
in intensive care.
The court heard Tooze wrote a book about soccer hooligans called the Swansea Jacks at Swansea City Football Club.
Barrister Dean Pulling, for Mallon, said Tooze was a “self-styled football hooligan who revels in glorifying his own and other people’s violence”.
Judge Paul Thomas freed the pair saying it is an “exceptional” case where “the presence of the bat was not an accident”.
Andrew Tooze fears his past reputatio could cost him his licence to work as a taxi driver when Swansea Council came to review it
The judge had read Tooze's book on his days as 'football hooligan'
Judge Thomas added: “He received an overdose of his own
Mr Mallon and Mr O’Mahoney, both of Neath, South Wales, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm.
They were sentenced to two years in prison suspended for two years at Swansea Crown Court.
The former footie hooligan later filed a complaint with the Crown Prosecution Service over his portrayal as “a self-styled football hooligan” during their trial.
He claims it could now cost him his licence to work as a taxi driver when Swansea Council came to review it.
Andrew Tooze said: “I wrote that book ten years ago, and it has been the bane of my life.
“I wish I had never written it now.
“The incidents in it are even older – they took place in the late eighties and early nineties.
“That was a long time ago, and I am a different man now.
“I have a family, and I work hard to support us.
“Ninety per cent of the book is other people’s stories anyway.
“I was in intensive care for days as a result of this attack.
“I was made me out to be a big bully and it really wasn’t like that.
“I’m worried that my licence to operate as a cabbie will be taken away from me, and I want to keep my job.”
My Opinion- What goes around comes around and Karma will always catch up with someone like him.
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