‘Gentle giant’ punched out in cowardly attack
A COWARDLY thug delivers a deadly unmarried punch to a “delicate large” after chasing him in an unprovoked assault in London’s Trafalgar Sq..
Surprising pictures presentations the person means 51-year-old Desmond O’Beirne earlier than felling him with a haymaker blow to the again of the pinnacle, The Sun reports. Now police have launched CCTV of the assault within the hopes of discovering the assailants.
Within the pictures, after the violent punch, Mr O’Beirne is distributed sprawling to the bottom — the place he smashes his head, leading to catastrophic mind accidents.
Some other thug then piles in and kicks Desmond as he lies subconscious within the pedestrian space of the sq. in entrance of the Nationwide Portrait Gallery.
Witnesses watch in horror and one girl holds her arms to her face in surprise on the brutal attack, which came about at 12.25am on Saturday, June three, remaining yr — the night time earlier than the London Bridge terror atrocity.
Mr O’Beirne, of Westminster, was once left in a vegetative state and died in sanatorium six months later.
A autopsy exam decided the reason for dying was once a head damage.
Police introduced a homicide inquiry and feature presented a $37,000 praise for info resulting in the arrest and conviction of the thugs who attacked Mr O’Beirne.
Det Leader Inspector Noel McHugh, of the Met’s Murder and Primary Crime Command mentioned: “Any individual would possibly see this video and understand that they witnessed this incident.
“Desmond was once an inoffensive guy, a large guy and personality, who was once out having a drink. The CCTV presentations that he was once senselessly attacked and he by no means stood a possibility.
“The occasions of Desmond’s assault precede the London Bridge terrorist assaults the next night.
“I’m asking someone who took any pictures or selfies round that point to touch us; have a look via your footage and notice when you have one thing that may lend a hand us.”
Mr O’Beirne’s sister, Vivienne Folan, mentioned: “My brother Desmond was once laborious running and bigger than lifestyles.
“His lifestyles was once ended some distance too quickly and our circle of relatives is left devastated through his loss.
“I am hoping that witnesses and the ones from that staff who didn’t understand how severe the assault was once will now come ahead.”
The person who punched Mr O’Beirne from in the back of wore his hair tied in a bun above his head and had a complete beard.
He was once dressed in a purple T-shirt, darkish trousers and light-coloured footwear.
The second one assailant who kicked Mr O’Beirne as he lay at the flooring wore a black jacket with a white logo on proper shoulder and white writing with an image at the again.
He was once additionally dressed in a white most sensible below the jacket, darkish trousers and darkish footwear with white soles.