Royal Navy officer awarded MBE 'broke foot of girlfriend's partner' in child maintenance row

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    Royal Navy officer awarded MBE 'broke foot of girlfriend's partner' in child maintenance row

    A Royal Navy officer broke his girlfriend’s ex-partner’s foot during a furious argument over child maintenance, a court heard.

    Warrant Officer Darren Wearing MBE allegedly shoved Mark Brocklesby as the pair argued in the street in Gosport, Hampshire.

    Mr Brocklesby, a former Navy Physical Training Instructor who now works as a security manager, claims he was left with a broken foot after the incident. 

    Wearing, a state ceremonial training officer who has served in the Navy for 29 years and played a part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral last month, denies causing grievous bodily harm and claimed he acted in self-defence.  

    Warrant Officer Darren Wearing MBE allegedly shoved Mark Brocklesby - but claims he acted in self-defence

    Warrant Officer Darren Wearing MBE allegedly shoved Mark Brocklesby - but claims he acted in self-defence

    Warrant Officer Darren Wearing MBE allegedly shoved Mark Brocklesby – but claims he acted in self-defence

    Mr Brocklesby, a former Navy Physical Training Instructor who now works as a security manager, claims he was left with a broken foot after the incident

    Mr Brocklesby, a former Navy Physical Training Instructor who now works as a security manager, claims he was left with a broken foot after the incident

    Mr Brocklesby, a former Navy Physical Training Instructor who now works as a security manager, claims he was left with a broken foot after the incident

    The court heard that in July 2019, Mr Brocklesby had gone to his ex-partner Kirsty’s home to drop off their teenage son.  

    He told the jury at Portsmouth Crown Court he had sent a court order to his ex – who is now married to Wearing – saying he would be reducing the amount of money he provided for their son. 

    Mr Brocklesby, giving evidence via video link, told the court that when he turned back towards his car Wearing followed him out of the house to confront him.

    Jurors were told Wearing shouted ‘Oi I want a f*****g word with you’ before assaulting Mr Brocklesby. 

    He claimed Wearing accused him of being a ‘f*****g liar’ about his financial situation and said ‘come on big man’ in a ‘raised and aggressive voice’. 

    Wearing is a state ceremonial training officer who has served in the Navy for 29 years and played a part in the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral last month

    Wearing is a state ceremonial training officer who has served in the Navy for 29 years and played a part in the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral last month

    Wearing is a state ceremonial training officer who has served in the Navy for 29 years and played a part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral last month

    Mr Brocklesby went to Gosport War Memorial Hospital where he received an X-Ray and fracture diagnosis before reporting the incident to the police

    Mr Brocklesby went to Gosport War Memorial Hospital where he received an X-Ray and fracture diagnosis before reporting the incident to the police

     Mr Brocklesby went to Gosport War Memorial Hospital where he received an X-Ray and fracture diagnosis before reporting the incident to the police

    The court heard Mr Brocklesby was pushed three times by Mr Wearing with both hands and received a ‘shoulder barge’ before he drove away.

    As he drove away, he felt a ‘burning sensation’ in his foot which later swelled up, he said.

    He then went to Gosport War Memorial Hospital where he received an X-Ray and fracture diagnosis before reporting the incident to the police.

    Wearing, who is based at nearby HMS Collingwood in Fareham, Hampshire, denies causing unlawful and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm.

    The trial continues.

    Published at Thu, 06 May 2021 14:04:46 +0000

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