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Belfast's 'belly-flop beast' gets suspended sentence

Northern IrelandBy Jamie McDowell
The elderly woman who was the victim of Morrison Wilson's belly attack
The elderly woman who was the victim of Morrison Wilson's belly attack

A fat 'belly-flop beast' from Belfast has been given a suspended sentence and has been ordered to pay £1,290 in compensation to a woman he 'bounced' with his stomach.

Morrison Wilson, 59, of Rotterdam Court in Belfast, was convicted of assaulting the pensioner and breaking her television set and a vase in two separate incidents.

After the incident, the Sunday World  spoke to the pensioner, who didn't want to be identified. 

Belfast Magistrate's Court was told how Wilson used his body weight to slam his elderly neighbour to the ground.

During proceedings, Wilson explained how the confrontation with his neighbour over a parking space escalated.

He said: "With my big belly, because she was flailing her hands about, I just bounced her back."

District Judge Ken Nixon sentenced Wilson to eight months for the belly assault, with smaller sentences running concurrently for other offences linked to the attack. 

The sentences were suspended for two years.