Man, 29, accused of bashing a gaggle of youngster women in a Sydney park on Mardi Gras is ATTACKED in jail – with one inmate pouring boiling water on him
- Sydney man Jesse Leilan Mackenzie, 29, accused of beating a gaggle of women
- He has pleaded responsible to affray and persevering with negotiations on assault fees
- Mackenzie has been attacked in jail over the media consideration, a courtroom was informed
A person filmed punching ‘tiny’ teenage women within the head after which dragging one by her hair has been attacked in jail as a result of incident’s media consideration, a courtroom has been informed.
Double Bay man Jesse Leilan Mackenzie, 29, was allegedly one in every of three males concerned within the violence inflicted upon two women, aged 15 and 16, in Pyrmont in March.
A bystander’s footage of the incident rapidly unfold after the incident, allegedly displaying Mackenzie punch each victims within the head and drag the 15-year-old by her hair in the direction of a ledge.
Double Bay man Jesse Leilan Mackenzie, 29, (pictured) was one in every of three males allegedly concerned within the ‘sickening’ assaults on two teenage women aged 15 and 16
‘I’ve by no means seen such disgraceful footage,’ NSW police commissioner Mick Fuller stated in March.
Police allege Mackenzie threw the youthful lady by the hair down an embankment, although his Authorized Help lawyer argues he stumbled or fell and ended up under the sufferer.
‘They (the co-accused) begin kicking to the sufferer, however that’s the place Mr Mackenzie’s involvement stops – when he’s on the bottom,’ Tamara Grennan informed Sydney’s Central Native Court docket on Tuesday.
Mackenzie sought to hitch his co-accused on bail, coming into a responsible plea to affray and persevering with negotiations on assault fees.
He’d already spent greater than 9 weeks in custody, misplaced his full-time job and had a big decline in his psychological well being, the courtroom was informed.
The media consideration that got here with the matter additionally led to various assaults, together with one the place he had his shoulder dislocated and boiling water thrown on him.
‘He in the end understands that could be a place he by no means needs to go once more,’ Ms Grennan stated.
Launch would additionally open a ‘world’ of rehabilitation alternatives to handle the alcohol abuse that had ‘fuelled’ the offending behaviour, she stated.
Three males have already been charged and stay earlier than the courts after an alleged assault involving three teenage women in a Pyrmont park in March
Police opposed bail, citing fears of additional critical offences and the danger of hazard to the neighborhood.
‘These (youngsters) are tiny in stature and it was a protracted sequence of assaults,’ Sergeant Chris Manning stated.
‘If he’s to be launched, there could be a big concern for members of the general public, given the virtually helplessness of the complainants of this matter.’
Sergeant Manning stated the assaults may solely be described as sickening.
‘I’ve to say that could be a description with which I may solely wholeheartedly agree,’ Justice of the Peace Clare Farnan stated.
Mackenzie and the opposite males had engaged in conduct the place the younger women ‘had been completely no risk to them, in a bodily sense’, she stated.
Whereas accepting he’d been topic to violence in custody, Ms Farnan stated Mackenzie stays an unacceptable danger to the neighborhood.
His historical past of violence included him receiving a neighborhood corrections order eight days earlier than the Pyrmont incident.
‘When one seems at his document … I’ve to say it will be a shock (if) Mr Mackenzie would obtain lower than a full-time custodial sentence,’ Ms Farnan stated.
Mackenzie is because of face courtroom once more on Could 26.
He’ll ultimately be re-sentenced on the prior issues of violence.
A bystander’s footage of the incident rapidly unfold after the incident, allegedly displaying Mackenzie punch each victims within the head and drag the 15-year-old by her hair in the direction of a ledge