Skip to comments.Teen jailed for attacking girls over Harry Potter jibe
Posted on 02/12/2014 12:03:07 PM PST by Olog-hai
A teenager bullied for his resemblance to Harry Potter has been jailed after stabbing one girl in the face and smashing anothers head against a fence after they compared him to the boy wizard.
Ryan Walker, 19, snapped after two girls called him Harry Potter as he walked back to his family flat in Southampton, a court has heard.
The girls, 15-year-old Emma Keeble and 16-year-old Leah Pearce, were sitting outside the flat and touched Walkers shopping bag as he walked past before verbally abusing him and telling him he looked like the fictional character.
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He’s better looking than the Harry Potter actor. Too bad the little angels wouldn’t leave him alone.
Some muggles just never learn.
He has the looks but not the character, of the character that is.
I don’t know, if I were 19 again I would think this wouldn’t be a bad start to breaking the ice, so to speak. Youth is wasted on the young.
They’re just lucky he didn’t use the expectorate petroleum spell on them.
What — no spells?
adult assaults 2 minors.... think he will get the max? In some of those countries you get 15 for murder or three.
I, um... never mind.
If you look at the pictures of the girls, the attack was brutal. But it also appears that these girls had been following him around, taunting him for a while. He needs to be in jail or perhaps a mental institution. But this also should serve as a lesson to kids who pick on other kids that when you push someone to the breaking point, bad things happen.
No, this guy has problems. If he had teased back and said “which one of you is Hermione and which one’s Ginny” or something like that, it would have shut the two girls up.
Well, what would you think of someone who is supposed to be a man (note his age) slamming your face into a fence after calling him “Harry Potter”, who is actually a heroic character in the context of the books about him?
True, but some people are too stupid to think of such witty retorts, I’m guessing this chap is one of them...
I remember reading a few years ago of some schoolgirls who ended up getting stabbed (non-fatally) by a man on the bus who they had been taunting who had severe mental health problems. Naturally, the man was sectioned under the mental health act and as far as I’m aware is still in an institution, where he belongs.
Having said that, I recall the fact that I didn’t have a lot of sympathy for the girls, who were clearly the aggressors and the partial authors of their own misfortune by taunting someone who was clearly a very troubled man, but then again, I suppose they did a public service by making sure it they were the ones who provided the excuse to get him locked up, rather than perhaps some more innocent people who might have ended up getting hurt somewhere down the line...
“You look like Harry Potter!”
“Thanks. Wanna see me work my ‘magic’?”
Yeah, it’s cheesy, but sometimes cheesy works. :)
The girls were 15 and 16
Yes. . .but a 15-16 yr old girl in the UK is about 20-25 yrs old in the real world.
They grow up hard, fast and mean in the UK.
You mean they are corrupted, childhood is robbed and grow up bad and psychologically damaged
I don’t see the resemblance.
If you go around pissing people off, eventually you will find someone who has no self control. Stupid game. All three of them should report for sterilization.
Missed opportunity for the kid. Instead of fighting the girls, he should have agreed that he was Harry Potter, and offered to show them his “magic wand”.
Shudda just turned ‘em into newts.
That’d show ‘em.
(and it’s probably not agin the law)
I don’t see any resemblance.
Odd how he got six year in jail but the gang of schoolboys who sent a “ginger” haired guy minding his own business to the hospital with a broken jaw got slaps on the wrists.
Their world is over-sexulaized and “trampy” is the norm.
Harsh assessment? Yes, but based upon my many decades of traveling to the UK (and living there).
I have seen the UK culture descend quickly and females are leading the decent because men are marginalized, temporary and to be used.
These “lower class” women are loud, rude, entitled, physically and emotionally mean in their bullying and normal day-to-day activities.
People mock the US for our Jerry Springer type of life but the UK average female tracks Jerry Springer with being pregnant at 15-17 and married and divorced by age 21-22.
Anecdotal? Perhaps, but accurately reflects what I have personally observed, and to me I think the decent really took a dive many years ago when the UK culture no longer recognized “husband” and “wife.” Husband and wife are now replaced with ‘partner.”
Partner means just that, a ‘partner’ a temporary arrangement that a couple enters and leaves with no thought to the spiritual commitment. No one is expected to have live-long commitments, as a partnership can be dissolved easily and therefore marriage really doesn't mean anything more than a temporary arrangement. And children of those “partnerships” are growing up with no sense of true commitment or respect for relationships, people or norms or even basic decency. . .they are growing up feral.
As much as I luv the UK, and I do, I just have to wonder whatever happened to the “Great” in “Great Britain.”
When I calm down I will let you really know what I think. . .
Sometimes teenagers will use teasing or pestering behavior because they haven’t yet learned how to flirt. This young man is socially regressed and needs help.
16 is also the age of consent in England.
This guy should have his nuts kicked in. Then just maybe he can grow up a little.
which is also sad.
No such thing as “snapped.” It’s a term invented by corrupt defense lawyers to get their clients set free.
The girls may think twice about taunting in the future.
(for the two youtube junkies who will get it)
Girls; “You look like Harry Potter!”
19 year-old dude: “Wanna see my wand?”
A teenager bullied for his resemblance to Harry Potter
That is now considered bullying? Oh my God! We are raising a bunch of whiny, candy ass, sissies!
Probably true in many cases, but someone having a psychotic break could certainly be described as having “snapped”, and that is a real phenomenon.
“Great” back then was a measure of size, rather like “Greater London” with reference to the original London city and the boroughs that were annexed to the city.
Yes, this is now “bullying”.
The City, as it is called, the one square mile that today is surrounded by “greater” London, only truly became a great city after 1066. . .and mostly through the efforts of the Guilds.
The “Great” in Great Britain was primariliy to recognize its world-wide reach and influence.
The City today is The Corporation of the City of London. The City (run and adminstered by the Guilds) do not run greater London. The City has its own aldermen and a Lord Mayor, and Liverymen of the Guilds vote annually for the sheriff and mayor.
True, but it was world-wide and it did exercise great influence.
Nice to chat with a fellow Anglophile.
By chance, off the wall question, are you a pilot or navigator?
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