Local man to serve four years for B&Q incident

Anthony Nunes found guilty of GBH of security guard

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Anthony Nunes, the man accused of causing grievous bodily harm to a security guard at Chiswick's B&Q store, has been found guilty.

When passing the sentence, the judge told the Isleworth resident, that he will serve at least four years in jail. 

Although Nunes' sentence will be reduced to take into account the time he has already served on remand, he will be on licence for the remainder of his life.

During the trial, the court heard how Nunes was a drug addict who had a history of violence including attacks on police officers and his girlfriend.

Police charged Anthony Nunes with GBH in after an incident at the Chiswick B&Q DIY store which left a guard seriously injured.  He was also charged with driving whilst disqualified.

B&Q security guard Mr. Agyekum aged 33, was injured trying to prevent Nunes and a female accomplice from leaving a Chiswick DIY store because he suspected the couple of shoplifting after they set off a security alarm.

Mr Agyekum challenged the pair as they made their way to a Volvo Estate in the car park.  The couple got into the vehicle and began to drive away, while the Mr Agyekum and other store employees tried to prevent the car leaving by closing barriers to the car park. They managed to get one barrier completely closed, but the Volvo struck the other whilst the security guard was attempting to push it closed.

Mr Agyekum was crushed between the barrier, and a metal post, sustaining serious injuries to his head and legs and was taken to Charing Cross Hospital. 

Following a local Police appeal, Anthony Nunes was traced to his address in Isleworth and was arrested and subsequently charged.


March 16th 2006