Killer’s punch which knocked grandad unconscious filmed on £7 ‘spy-glasses’

A killer who knocked a grandad unconscious outside a pub has been jailed after the attack was filmed on £7 spy camera glasses.

James Collinson, 38, punched John Glenn twice inside a pub in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, before punching him again as he was leaving the pub, knocking him unconscious.

The 59-year-old victim was rushed to Scarborough District Hospital where he was put in a medically-induced coma but sadly he did not respond to treatment and died nearly a month later.

Footage of the attack was captured by a witness on his James Bond-style glasses which he'd bought from eBay and featured a camera inside.

It is believed to be the first time footage from a pair of spy glasses has been used to build a case.

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The footage showed Collinson, from Bridlington, Yorkshire, holding John by the hand before punching him in the face, flooring him in the process.

In the attack on September 1, 2019, the clearly disorientated victim can then be seen getting back to his feet before stumbling sideways.

John tragically died on September 27.

The witness who filmed the incident told the Daily Star: “I was wearing my glasses with a video camera, microphone and SD cards.

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“Next thing, it kicked off, so I clicked 'record' and just filmed it.

“I can film anything I like in a public place just like anyone can on their mobile phone.

“I bought them for £7 off eBay. I typed in 'spy cam glasses' and got them from China.”

David Gordon, prosecuting, told Leeds Crown Court that Mr Glenn had been in an argument with another man before he was attacked by Collinson.

His daughter, Kelly Murphy, never left his side during his four-week fight for his life in hospital.

“It was as if my whole world had stopped,” she told Scarborough News.

“My heart has been properly broken and I don’t think it will ever be fixed.”

Collinson, a married dad-of-two, was jailed for six years on February 14 after pleading guilty to manslaughter and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Investigating Officer, North Yorkshire Police's Detective Inspector Jonathan Sygrove, said: "Collinson has a long history of violence and assault and his sentence clearly reflects the seriousness of his most recent offence which resulted in the tragic loss of a man's life.

"His actions have caused a huge amount of pain for John Glenn's family and this is something they will have to deal with for the rest of their lives."

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