Friday, September 30, 2011

Playstation Gamer 46, tracks down and throttles schoolboy, 13, in revenge attack for 'killing' him on Call Of Duty - 30th Sept 2011

A middle-aged man charged round to the house of a schoolboy and throttled him after his online character was killed during a game of Call Of Duty, a court heard.

Mark Bradford, 46, was furious when he was gunned down in the war simulation by the 13-year-old, and 'lost it' when the youngster goaded him over his online death.

Unemployed father of three Bradford stormed from his bedsit in Plymouth, Devon, and confronted the youngster at the boy's friend's house by placing his hands round the schoolboy's neck.

The pair had been playing Call Of Duty: Black Ops against each other online and talking using microphones.

The attack ended when the teenager's horrified mother pulled Bradford off the boy, who was left scratched and with reddening to the neck.

Plymouth Magistrates heard that Bradford then simply walked away without saying a word.

The boy, who cannot be identified, said: 'I was just sat playing. We’d had a bit of a joke and then he stormed in and grabbed me. Read More