Search

Drunk clubber attempted to steal Romford market traders’ van, court hears

07:00 05 July 2014

A man drunkenly tried to hijack a market trader’s van in Romford before attacking him and running away, a court heard.

James Jarman, 28, had been out for the night when he confronted a Romford Market stall holder in the early hours.

He told Benson Malia he wanted the van before punching him in the face and running away.

Jarman, of Biggin Hill, Kent, was traced by police through CCTV footage, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard on Wednesday.

He had also left his passport at a nightclub after using it for ID earlier in the evening.

After being arrested, Jarman told police that he had been due to fly out to Zagreb on business and was setting up a stocks and shares dealing firm. He admitted assault by beating.

Martin Lewis, defending, said: “Alcohol is his Achilles’ heel. This was yobbish behaviour, the problem seems to be drink.

“He has been drinking, has lost his temper and has lost control. If he does not drink to this extent again then this won’t happen again.

“He fully accepts that he punched this man in the nose and ran off.”

Mr Lewis added that Jarman had shown genuine remorse since the assault and he had not touched alcohol since that day.

The judge, Miss Recorder Annabel Darlow, ordered Jarman serve a curfew forcing him to stay indoors between 10pm and 6am for the next six months.

He must also complete 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order, attend alcohol management classes and pay compensation of £150 to Mr Malia.

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 19:36
Flying Ryan stunt team receive a hot reception

Jousting, stunt motorcyclists and performing pooches were just some of the entertainment offerings at the first day of the Havering Show today.

Yesterday, 15:00
File photo dated 03/10/14 of a nurse giving a patient a diabetes test as there is growing evidence that a popular statin carries a particularly high risk of harmful side-effects, a doctor and campaigner has warned.

The number of people in Havering living with diabetes has decreased in the past year despite Type 2 increasing across the country.

Yesterday, 12:00
Georgie and Jazz Smedley

It’s a dream for many women to be asked if they and their daughter are sisters and for one woman that happens nearly every day.

Yesterday, 10:00
Reporter Ellena Rowlin at the body combat class

Many hunt for an exciting way to get fit and tone up that doesn’t involve a treadmill or heavy weights. Well, I’ve found it – body combat.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder