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Thug Tommy Holdsworth jailed for stabbing attack and ‘Nazi’ taunts

By Paul Hooper

A man has been jailed for seven years after a German national was subjected to “Nazi” taunts before being stabbed.

The attack happened in January last year after victim Moritz Ames was visiting three friends in Deal.

Now a judge has told 20-year-old attacker Tommy Holdsworth it had been a “mindless, offensive, racist and frenzied attack”.

Tommy Holdsworth was jailed for seven years. Picture Kent Police

Tommy Holdsworth was jailed for seven years. Picture: Kent Police

The victim told police how the four pals had been drinking at the Hole In The Roof until the early hours of the morning.

A jury at Canterbury Crown Court heard that as they left, Mr Ames and the others were abused by two men and called “Nazis and jihadis” in Stanhope Road.

During an argument, one of Mr Ames’ friends smashed a window of a house.

They were then chased into the grounds of St George’s Church, where Mr Ames became separated from his pals after death threats were made against him.

He told the jury how he cried out for help after being confronted by his attacker, who had been angry about the earlier incident.

Holdsworth, of Churchill Road, Dover, had then warned his victim and proceeded to punch and kick him.

“It is clear that you were intoxicated and you over-reacted, armed yourself and carried out a frenzied attack" - Judge Simon James

Mr Ames’ friends then returned and as they helped him up realised he was bleeding heavily after being stabbed across his back and shoulders.

Mr Ames was taken to hospital and treated for numerous wounds but released the next day.

One of his friends later told police officers how the discussion initially began over fine arts – but “then turned sour” after the men they were talking with called them terrorists.

Another of the four revealed how they had been called Nazis and jihadis before the row began.

Judge Simon James told Holdsworth, who was convicted of wounding with intent: “It is clear that you were intoxicated and you over-reacted, armed yourself and carried out a frenzied attack.”

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