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Student urinates on pensioner and slaps shop manager after attending Parklife


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A 19-year-old man urinated on a pensioner in a Manchester Pret a Manger before slapping the coffee shop’s manager after taking a ‘concoction of drink and drugs’ at Parklife.

Mason Hudson pleaded guilty to two counts of common assault at Manchester Magistrates Court. He was given a 20-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to carry out 250 hours of community service.

On top of this he has to pay £85 in court costs, a £115 victim surcharge and £50 compensation.

Prosecuting, Tina Cunnane said:

“At around 7.15am the manager of the store noticed the defendant acting in a strange manner.

"He looked and acted as though he was under the influence of drugs.

"He heard screaming and saw [Hudson] urinating on an elderly female, a customer sat at one of the tables.

"She got up and ran from the defendant, who was left standing in the coffee shop still urinating on the floor.”

In a statement to the court, the shop’s manager said he was “shocked by what had happened and felt sorry for the female customer”, a 72-year-old pensioner.

Hudson, a second year University of Sunderland student, had never been in trouble with police before.

Mitigating on his behalf, Nnamdi Inegbu said:

“This is now a stain on his career moving forward. He is ashamed of himself.”


“He's got a conviction that he will have to declare to further employers. As he puts it his long term aim was to try and get some work in primary school education. With a conviction like this it may hinder him considerably.

"The incident took place on Monday June 12th at the end of the two day Parklife music festival in the city, where Hudson said he had taken drink and drugs."

Chair of the bench Dean Marsh told Hudson: “This assault was particularly vicious and nasty. Urinating on an old lady in public is absolutely despicable.”

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