Man who assaulted comedian Alan Carr’s manager sentenced


A man who assaulted the manager of comedian Alan Carr has been sentenced to 12 months in jail, suspended for two years.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that security guard Jaleel Burman punched Elliott Andrews outside the McDonalds restaurant in Lord Street in Liverpool  around 4.30am on September 20 last year.

Mr Andrews is the tour manager for TV comic Alan Carr who had been performing at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall the previous evening as part of his "Yap Yap Yap" tour.

The two men had gone into the fast food restaurant to get some food but several people began to try and take pictures of themselves with Alan Carr.

Burman, 21 from Wavertree, Liverpool, was employed as a security guard at McDonalds.

Simon Duncan, Crown Advocate with Mersey-Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service said: "Burman, along with another security guard, was asked to remove Elliot Andrews for some reason which isn't precisely clear.

"They spoke to him briefly before grabbing him by the arms and marching him out of the premises.

"Once outside, Burman appears to have lost his temper and punched Mr Andrews once to the face which knocked him to the ground, breaking his ankle. The punch also caused a cut to his face which required two stitches.

"Initially when interviewed by the police, Burman claimed he was acting in self defence; when shown video footage he later admitted the assault and  expressed some remorse for his actions."

Burman has also been ordered to do 20 days rehabilitation activity, 250 hours of unpaid community work and will be electronically tagged and subject to a curfew from 7pm to 6am for 17 weeks.