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Football thug has sentence slashed

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: October 05, 2012

A thug who attacked a Sikh footballer and his wife, subjecting them to "foul racist insults and violence", has had his jail term cut, on appeal, by top judges.

Jason Thomas Patrick Lowe, 42, of Smythen Street, Exeter, told the player's wife that he would shoot her and that she should go home to her own country.

Lowe, who physically assaulted both the woman and her husband when he ran over to rescue her, was jailed for 19 months at Exeter Crown Court in June, after pleading guilty to two counts of racially aggravated assault, plus failing to surrender to bail.

Yesterday that sentence was cut to 13 months by Lord Justice Moses, Mr Justice Nicol and Mr Justice Lindblom, at London's Criminal Appeal Court, who called it "manifestly excessive".

The court heard that the incident happened when Amrit and Satnan Singh had gone to Flowerpot Fields, Exeter, for a game of football in which he was playing and she was watching.

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