Teenager accused of Royal Wedding attack in Kensal Rise faces a retrial

Court heard claims two women were beaten up in row over takeaway pizza

A teenager accused of attacking two legal secretaries in Kensal Rise who had been celebrating the Royal Wedding is facing a retrial.

Jurors at the Old Bailey failed to reach a verdict after hearing that Kalee Powell, 18, and her friends punched and kicked Daniela Holischeck and Birgit Habersetzer in Bathurst Gardens in the early hours of April 30 last year.

The court were told the fight started when Ms Habersetzer had a takeaway pizza knocked out of her hands on the way home.

The two victims had been celebrating the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton in a local pub but had drunk only fruit juice because they were in training for a charity fun run


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Ms Holischeck said she had pizza rubbed into her hair and it felt as if it was ‘raining fists’ during the 10 minute attack.

She said: “They managed to grab my hair and pull me to the ground, and started to kick me.

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“I could feel pizza being rubbed in my hair - bits of cheese coming down on me.

“There was so much blood everywhere - my face was full of blood, my hair was full of blood.”

She added she had spent the next fortnight off sick because of a trapped nerve.

Helen Guest, prosecuting, told jurors that Powell and her friends were guilty of ‘unprovoked, drunken and violent behaviour.’

Powell, from Northolt, denied affray and two counts of common assault.

She had told police she was drunk but had been trying to stop the fight.

Precious Gordon, 19, of Nelson Close, South Kilburn, admitted the charges.

The jury trying Powell were discharged after failing to reach a verdict and a date for the retrial will be set next week.

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