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Racial attack: Thug smashes Spanish speaking man with plank, tells him to speak English - TomoNews

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BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND — Graphic CCTV footage captures the moment a man rips a wooden plank off a building before smashing it into the face of a Spanish speaking man in a racially charged assault.

Daniel Way, 37, was found guilty of racially aggravated assault after he attacked Tomas Gil on May 19, the Metro reported.

Footage shows Way yanking a plank from a building before charging at Gil and another woman.

Way then strikes him in the face, causing Gil to go limp and fall to the ground.

Members of the public then chase after Way and restrain him until police arrive to arrest him.

Prosecutor Simon Jones told the court the defendant shouted at the victim “******* Spanish, speak in English,” according to the Express.

Gil sustained cuts and bruises to the mouth. He also said he felt like he lost consciousness for a moment.

Way’s defense was that he was upset and drinking because he just broke up with his girlfriend.

He was sentenced to 12 months in prison, but won’t have to serve any time as long as he stays out of trouble for the next 15 months.

He also has to complete 150 hours of community service and take part in 25 rehabilitation activity days as well as pay the victim £800.