Moment ex-Aston Villa player attacked nurse for hitting his Mercedez


This is the moment an ex-Aston Villa player launched a violent road rage attack on a student nurse. Riccardo Calder kicked, punched and hurled a shoe at the 24-year-old victim in a pub car park in May.

The 22-year-old repeatedly punched the woman through her open car window after she collided with his Mercedes.

She pleaded with him to stop during the prolonged road rage attack, which left the victim fearing she had bleeding on the brain. The mother-of-one also suffered two black eyes, cuts, bruises and a fractured thumb. She later suffered from flashbacks.

Calder, of Kings Heath, was found guilty of assault following a trial and jailed for nine months on December 12. He was also banned from having any contact with the woman for five years. Now, CCTV footage above has been released showing how the horrific attack unfolded outside the Kings Heath pub, Birmingham on May 6.

The footballer played for the Villa Academy and been a substitute for the first team. In passing sentence, Judge Wall said: ‘You were an angry man attacking a defenceless woman, alone inside her car. ‘Throughout the case you have shown no regard for her at all.’ Abdul Iqbal QC, for Calder, said he had also played for England at under-17 level and had been playing for Inverness Caledonian Thistle in Scotland at the time of the incident. But, after the attack, his contract was terminated by the club.


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