Labour columnist beaten up ‘for his political views’

Labour activist Owen Jones was karate-kicked to the ground in an attack ‘motivated by his political and sexual views’, a court heard. James Healy, 40, Liam Tracey, 34, and Charlie Ambrose, 30, are each charged with assault and affray after the incident at the Lexington Public House on Pentonville Road, Islington. Mr Jones was out celebrating his 35th birthday with friends when he was allegedly attacked as he left the bar. The Guardian columnist was left with a swollen head…

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