Pensioner, 78, punched to ground and repeatedly hit in shocking road rage attack

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A pensioner has suffered with nightmares after he was left bloody, battered and bruised by a vicious thug who attacked him in a car park.

Mark Anthony Isaac reversed his car into Barry Morgan’s vehicle outside a Spar in Swansea before brutally beating him outside the shop.

Barry, 78, was waiting in the car for his wife Patricia when he felt a sudden shake, The Daily Post reports.

Swansea Magistrates’ Court heard how the concerned pensioner went to check the damage when Isaac began driving away.

The court heard Barry told him: "You have hit my car, but there's no damage", to which Isaac replied: "I have not touched it", using expletive language and an aggressive tone.

Prosecutor Lisa Jones explained how in Barry's evidence, he said: "I did not accuse him of causing any damage. His anger was not warranted.

"He said 'I'm not paying you anything anyway'."

Isaac hurled vile abuse at Barry as he walked back towards his own vehicle, leading to the concerned pensioner to suggest that police become involved.

The thug then started kicking the pensioner, connecting three times with his stomach.

Fearful of the raging motorist Barry took his keys from the ignition.

Isaac then said: "You should not have done that."

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The vicious brute then beat the pensioner to the floor, before pinning him down and punching him repeatedly in the face.

Terrified, Patricia pleaded for Isaac to leave her husband alone.

The thug then moved towards her before getting in his car and leaving the shocked couple.

Isaac appeared before Swansea Magistrates' Court for sentencing having been convicted of assaulting Barry by beating following a trial.

The 61-year-old, of West Cross, had pleaded not guilty to the offence, which took place on December 20 last year.

A victim personal statement from Barry was read to the court. It heard: "I worked in the building industry and road haulage and have always been self-confident, but I can't believe the impact this has had on my confidence.

"I have had nightmares of him leaning over me, taking his time and picking his spot."

He went on: "I find it difficult to contain my emotions when talking about it. I think I did right to remove his keys because of the state he was in.

"I have always been cynical when people say they suffered after something happened to them, but it can have an effect on your life."

Mitigating, Nick Devonald said: "The defendant accepts the finding of guilt and the reasons why they found him guilty of the offence.

"He is the age of 61 and is extremely disappointed to become embroiled in the criminal justice system."

Magistrates told Isaac it was a "very silly and serious offence".

They sentenced him to 16 weeks in prison but suspended it for 12 months.

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