Notts Trent student who did ‘Joker’ impression before assaulting others in halls pleads guilty
The attack was described as an ‘alcohol fuelled event’.
A Notts Trent student who did a ‘Joker’ impression before assaulting two people has pleaded guilty in court.
Police were called in the early hours of December 5th 2020 to halls of residence at Clifton campus, Clifton Lane, when a Notts Trent student assaulted two people after mimicking The Joker’s smile with a butter knife.
Jarred Evanson pleaded guilty to two charges of assault by beating and received a 12 month community order, 80 hours of community service, plus £150 in compensation for the two victims.
As reported by Nottinghamshire Live, it was concluded by the court that he “clearly showed remorse”.
In the night leading up to the assault, Evanson had been drinking with others and putting their fingers in their mouthes to make The Joker’s smile. He then took a butter knife and put it in his mouth to mimic The Joker’s smile.
The original intention of the evening was to cook a Christmas flat meal before Christmas break.
Later, the victim opened her door to a loud bang. Evanson shoved her against a wall, grabbing her hair and causing her to bang her head.
The second victim, who was well known to the perpetrator, came to aid the girl, but was pushed out of the room and then also assaulted.
Evanson appeared in front of Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday 10th of May, where he received a 12 month community order, 80 hours of community service and a total of £150 in compensation for the two victims.
Nottingham Trent have made the decision to exclude him from their halls, however, it is unclear whether he is still enrolled at the university.
As reported by Nottinghamshire Live, Magistrate Kim Geering concluded that the perpetrator was “obviously showing remorse”, and that the aftermath of the assault on the woman “must have been untold because she did not know what was happening at the time”.