BRITAIN’S Got Talent comedian Jack Carroll was the victim of a shocking attack.
Jack Carroll was pushed to the floor in a shocking assault.
The 18 year old comedian, who was the runner up on the 2013 series of Britain’s Got Talent, was attacked by a teenager.
He asked Jack for a photo before pushing him to the ground. The attacker then took to Twitter to post vile things about him.
Jack was born with cerebral palsy and uses a walking frame to get around.
Kirklees Magistrates Court heard that according to Jack, he was going to get a taxi after a meal out with friends when he was approached by a group of five strangers.
They asked to take a photo with him and 19 year old Elliott O’Kane then became aggressive.
After assaulting Jack, O’Kane then took to Twitter saying he “deserved it”.
Bill Astin, prosecuting, said: “He has cerebral palsy and uses a walking frame for his mobility.
“The group asked if they could have a photo of them with him, he obliged and they took their shots.”
He added: “The complainant said: ‘He pushed me with both hands causing me to fall over onto my bum.
“‘My frame fell on top of me. A crowd watched and as he pushed me he shouted f*** off’.”
O’Kane pleaded guilty to a charge of assault was sentenced to a community order with 40 hours of unpaid work.
He was also ordered to pay £100 compensation to Jack as well as £85 costs and victim surcharge.
Beth Lancaster, mitigating, said that O’Kane was “incredibly remorseful” over the incident.
“He would like to pass onto the victim that he’s sorry for what happened and it was wholly out of character.
“It was an alcohol fuelled incident and his whole life will be affected.”
As a result of the criminal conviction, he will no longer he able to attend a summer camp in America.
Jack was 14 when he first appeared on Britain’s Got Talent with his stand-up comedy act.
Since then he’s gone on to appeared in TV shows including Trollied and David Walliams’s Big School, as well as performing on Live At The Apollo.