DTT: Thug Gary Pitt admitted manslaughter after attacking married man, Mohamed Rashwan.
A drunken thug killed a Muslim dad with one punch after pestering him for a cigarette, he has been jailed for four years.
Before attacking the victim Mohamed Rashwan, Pitt drank six cans of lager, three litters of cider and vodka.
Gary Pitt went through town centre, making abusive remarks and stopping and searching strangers for cigarettes before encountering poor Mr Rashwan.
When Pitt approached Mr rashwan, he searched the 45-year-old Muslim dad-of-two, then he suddenly uppercut’d the victim in the air and knocked him out cold, causing Mr Rashwan to smash his head on the pavement.
From this, Mr rashwan suffered a fractured skull, bleeding on the brain and died from his injuries a week later.
Chronicle Live reports:
Killer Gary Pitt took the life of an innocent passer-by in a senseless and unprovoked one-punch attack over a cigarette, a court heard.
Pitt had been intimidating members of the public and a shop owner in the lead up to the killing, making abusive remarks and stopping and searching strangers for cigarettes in broad daylight.
As Pitt, who had drunk six cans of lager, three litres of cider and one-and-a-half litres of vodka, marauded through Gateshead, he came across Mohammed Rashwan, who was afraid of the much bigger man.
Pitt searched the 45-year-old married dad-of-two, then suddenly unleashed an upper cut which lifted the victim into the air and knocked him out cold, causing him to smash his head on the pavement.
He suffered a fractured skull, bleeding on the brain and died from his injuries a week later.
Now Pitt, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter, has been branded dangerous by a judge atNewcastle Crown Court and jailed for four years with an extended licence until 2023.
Mr Rashwan’s brother, Abdul, said in a statement to the court: “We as a family are finding it difficult to come to terms with his death and can’t understand how such a gentle man who was in poor health could be attacked in the street for no reason in an unprovoked attack which ended in his death.
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