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Traffic warden knocked unconscious by BMW driver who parked in mobility space

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A traffic warden has spoken about the effect being beaten up by a bodybuilder who attacked her while she was doing her job.

Gillian Brooks, 62, was beaten up by Reece Wall, 23, after he found her next to his white BMW in Nottingham, where he had parked in a disabled bay.

He has now been given a 26-week prison sentence but Mrs Brooks, who was left unconscious and with a bleed on the brain, says the attack still haunts her today.

She said: I thought I was going to die. I thought this is how my life ends and I have never felt that way before.

Traffic warden knocked unconscious by BMW driver who parked in mobility space

Gillian Brooks was knocked unconscious in the attack while she was doing her job (Picture: Nottingham Post)

She had to cancel a holiday to Germany because of her injuries and said that she felt Wall showed little remorse in court.

She said: Thats how it came across to me. I was not convinced. I am now weary about being approached. It is still affecting me today and it creeps up in every day situations.

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I was an emotional wreck. I cried with relief that he has gone to prison for this. The emotional drain of it was unbearable.

I was desperate for this type of result. I wanted to show that this was a serious attack. This was a step too far.

I still struggle with my jaw and cant fully open it and eat, but it will take some time. I am aiming to get back to work now this is out the way.

A traffic warden who was hospitalised with a bleed on the brain after being attacked by a bodybuilder has welcomed the court's decision to jail him. Gillian Brooks, 62, of Sherwood, was attacked after she stuck a parking ticket on a white BMW owned by 23-year-old Reece Wall. Caption: Reece Wall, 23, of Arnold Road, Nottingham was jailed for knocking unconscious female traffic warden

Bodybuilder Reece Walls lawyer said that he doesnt function properly when hes got no body fat because of his dieting (Picture: BPM)

It had a big impact emotionally and on my well-being. I struggle when going out of the house alone and worry when I see a white BMW. I have constant headaches.

Wall has also been ordered to pay £1,000 in compensation to Mrs Brooks following the attack on May 10 in Arnolds Croft Road car park.

Wall was also ordered to pay £200 after admitting causing ABH.

Prosecutor Daniel Pietryka told the court that the BMW was parked in a shop mobility bay without displaying a ticket.

Mrs Brooks asked his partner, who was alone in the car, to move it. She was still there when wall returned from a pharmacy and attacked her.

A traffic warden has described the horrifying moment she says she was attacked in the street while handing out a parking ticket. Gillian Brooks, 61, from Sherwood, told the Nottingham Post: "I thought I was going to die. I thought this is how my life ends and I have never felt that way before." Caption: Traffic warden Gillian Brooks on duty

Mrs Brooks had approached his car because it was parked in a disabled bay (Picture: BPM)

Mr Pietryka added: She suffered a head wound which required glueing.

When Wall was interviewed, he said “I lost my head”.

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His lawyer Louise Winning said: There was no intention to cause harm and it was not a deliberate act.

The only explanation he can give was that at the time he was training for a body building competition, also modelling and dieting.

When he has no body fat, he does not function properly.

A traffic warden has described the horrifying moment she says she was attacked in the street while handing out a parking ticket. Gillian Brooks, 61, from Sherwood, told the Nottingham Post: "I thought I was going to die. I thought this is how my life ends and I have never felt that way before." Caption: Traffic warden Gillian Brooks in hospital after the attack

Mrs Brooks said she thought she was going to die when she was attacked in Nottinghamshire (Picture: BPM)

A probation report said Wall used steroids last year in readiness for a body building competition. But he had taken no other drugs and did not have an alcohol problem, the report added.

Magistrate David Clarson told him: This case involved a public servant going about her everyday duties, issuing a ticket to a car parked in an inappropriate way.

For whatever reason, you punched that person and on the way down, kicked her to the legs. The lady was unconscious for several minutes and had a serious bleed to the brain.

She spent two days in hospital and continued to suffer for some time, not only mentally and physically but it has affected her ability to work.

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