Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

I Am Petrified I'll Bump into Pupil's Father Who Beat Me Unconscious; Teaching Assistant Says She's Desperate to Move after Attacker Is Spared Jail

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

I Am Petrified I'll Bump into Pupil's Father Who Beat Me Unconscious; Teaching Assistant Says She's Desperate to Move after Attacker Is Spared Jail

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Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger

A TEACHING assistant knocked unconscious by a father for telling off his son in the playground is desperate to move as she fears bumping into him after he was spared jail.

Marius Feneck, 28, waited outside the boy's primary school for Lesley-Anne Noel to leave after work, then followed her to her car and beat her senseless. Feneck walked free from court despite admitting assault causing actual bodily harm. He was instead given a 12-month sentence suspended for one year. She has appealed to the Attorney General for a stronger sentence but the offence does not fall into the category of serious crimes that can be considered for review. She is now appealing to the Crown Prosecution Service. Ms Noel, who has a nine-year-old daughter, said she felt abandoned by the authorities and remains terrified of leaving the house, because Feneck only lives "a stone's throw away". She is also taking legal action against the school claiming it has "let her down". Ms Noel said: "I am desperate to move as he lives so close to me. I approached Lambeth council but they have not been helpful.

"They said because it did not happen outside my house but at work he is not a risk to me.

"At the moment I am just trying to heal, physically and psychologically. But I could bump into him at any time, and that makes it so much harder. I have a young child myself and I am concerned for her safety."

Ms Noel, 47, has been unable to return to work since the assault on October 6 outside Glenbrook primary school in Clapham.

Feneck's son had got into a fight at lunchtime and been disciplined by Ms Noel, who was on playground duty.

Inner London crown court heard Feneck's attack was the culmination of a campaign against the school, which had earlier been forced to ban him from its grounds. …

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