Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Royal Wedding Pizza Attack Victim Slams Court for Letting Girls Go Free

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Royal Wedding Pizza Attack Victim Slams Court for Letting Girls Go Free

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Byline: Michael Howie and Paul Cheston

A LEGAL secretary battered by a girl gang during the royal wedding celebrations said today she was denied justice after her attackers escaped jail terms.

Daniela Holischeck, 41, had to take a fortnight off work following the savage assault on the day of Prince William and Kate Middleton's marriage last April. Her attackers Kalee Powell, 18, Precious Gordon, 19, and a 17-year-old girl who cannot be named, had spent the day drinking at a street party.

They attacked "like a pack" after being called "idiots" for knocking a pizza out of the hands of Ms Holischeck's flatmate Birgit Habersetzer. Gordon yesterday admitted affray and assaulting the Germans, while Powell was convicted of affray and her part in the attack on Ms Holischeck after an Old Bailey trial.

They were given community orders requiring them to spend up to 27 hours at a senior attendance centre and told to pay a total of [pounds sterling]300 compensation to their victims. Today Ms Holischeck, who worked for a City law firm, said she is still haunted by the attack near her home in Kensal Rise and has now decided to leave London as a result. …

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