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HIGH HEELED TACKLE.

Byline: DAVID MATHER

A BRAVE young woman was given a cash reward by a judge yesterday for rugby tackling a teenage thug.

Rebecca Humphries, 22, and her boyfriend Darren Evans were on a night out in Cardiff when Nicholas Griffiths, 18, and two other men approached them.

Griffiths then threatened Mr Evans with a bottle before attacking him.

Prosecutor Ieuan Morris told Cardiff Crown Court: "Miss Humphries went in hot pursuit. She caught up with Griffiths and brought him to the ground."

Judge Patrick Curran QC said: "Rebecca showed considerable courage by rugby tackling him and teaching him a valuable lesson."

He awarded her pounds 250 from public funds in recognition of her bravery.

Griffiths, of Roath, Cardiff, was sent to a young offenders' institute for 12 months after being found guilty of causing actual bodily harm.

His friends Matthew Gribble and Paul Erickson, both 17 and from Cathays, Cardiff, both admitted assault.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 12, 2001
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