‘Spiderman’ shimmied up drainpipe during fight involving machete

A man “acted like Spiderman” by shimmying up a drainpipe to kick his friend’s first floor window in before kicking him to the head in a fight involving a machete.

Ashley Williams, 30, attacked Ryan Davies outside his flat in Cardiff on April 27 last year and knocked him unconscious during a fight.

Having been locked outside of the flat, Williams climbed up a drainpipe and kicked in a window belonging to Mr Davies at Eldon Court, in Ninian Park Road, Riverside.

Mr Davies left his flat armed with a machete but Williams knocked him to the ground before repeatedly kicking him to the head until he was stopped by an off-duty policeman passing by.

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Prosecutor Byron Broadstock told a sentencing hearing at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday that Williams and Mr Davies had been drinking and “for reasons that have never become clear” fell out with one another.

Having left the property, Williams tried to regain entry to fight Mr Davies and climbed up to a window sill on the first floor before kicking at the window until it smashed, causing lacerations to his leg.

He then jumped back down to the ground floor where he was greeted by Mr Davies who was armed with a machete.

Mr Broadstock said: “He told Mr Williams to leave but he does not, instead when Mr Davies comes out Mr Williams manages to disarm him, punches him and when he’s on the floor kicks him to the head rendering him unconscious.”

As a result of the attack, Mr Davies sustained swelling and bruising to the side of his head but did not receive any serious injuries.

Williams was arrested and initially pleaded not guilty to the offences. He failed to turn up to the court at two prior hearings but after a warrant was issued, he appeared before the court last week where he pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm, affray and criminal damage.

The court heard Mr Davies was also arrested and has pleaded guilty to affray, for which he awaits sentencing.

Defence barrister Derrick Gooden accepted his client had previous convictions for assault and affray offences and his position had been aggravated by “attempting to act like Spiderman” and smashing the window.

Judge Jeremy Jenkins sentenced Williams, of Cowbridge Road East, to 13 months imprisonment and an additional 21 days for failure to attend court.

WalesOnline – Cardiff