Casino attacker pays compensation and avoids jail

A drunken reveller who was caught on CCTV beating a casino-goer unconscious was spared jail after agreeing to pay his victim £1,500 in compensation. Chris Benson, 34, battered Amina Goule after calling him a ‘fat boy’ in London’s West End on 3 July last year, Southwark Crown Court heard. They struck up conversation while Mr Goule was heading to meet his friends at a casino before the mood turned sour. After hurling verbal abuse at the victim Benson punched him…

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