Worthing school caretaker could lose job after racist attack

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A HIGH school caretaker could lose his job and home after admitting racial assault.

Glyn Brodrick, a caretaker at Davison High School, appeared at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on Thursday and admitted attacking and racially abusing a man outside his home who he believed had an affair with his estranged wife.

The court heard how 49-year-old Brodrick, who lives on the school grounds in Selborne Road, had been out for a drink and was walking down Providence Terrace, in Worthing, late at night when he spotted Emmanuel Nyamayaro returning home from work. He started shouting racial obscenities at the man before punching him in the face.

Prosecutor Jenny Ross read out a statement to the court from Mr Nyamayaro, who said the attack had left him feeling “vulnerable”, adding: “I am concerned now he feels he can do this, what he might do next.”

John Naylor, representing Brodrick, said the incident was not racially motivated but admitted the words were racially aggressive.

He added: “He knows he has made a massive mistake.

“He did something very stupid and he accepts that.”

He said a custodial sentence could mean the father-of-three loses his job, and subsequently his home, at the school where he has worked for 11 years.

However, chairman of the bench, Alan Price, said the custody threshold had been passed, giving the caretaker a 16-week custodial sentence, suspended for 18 months, as well as a two-week curfew stopping him from leaving his home between 8pm and 8am.

He was also ordered to pay £85 prosecution costs.