Andrew Wrigglesworth Wiki – Andrew Wrigglesworth Biography
Today, a dessert factory worker was sentenced to 30 years in prison for trying to crush and kill six of his colleagues in his car after a fight at the Christmas party.
Andrew Wrigglesworth of Birstall, West Yorkshire, while at the wheel of the red convertible Audi A4 deliberately attacked his colleagues in a ‘terrible’ and ‘hardly imaginable’ attack.
The 50-year-old shouted ‘I’ll kill them’ and ‘crush them’ before entering the group, leaving permanent brain damage.
Staff were enjoying a Christmas party at the Moorlands Workers’ Club in Cleckheaton on December 22 last year.
But a controversy ensued over the last orders, and Wrigglesworth punched him in the face during a fight.
Enraged, Wrigglesworth rushed to his Audi and made threats of killing his coworkers.
He then got to the sidewalk and deliberately drove toward six men on Bradford Road. One in six men, 43 years old, suffered life-changing injuries.
Five other men were also injured and some were knocked unconscious.
Wrigglesworth did not stop at the scene, but drove away at high speed with his windshield shattered.
He was later arrested at his home in Birstall.
He was found guilty of six attempted murders in August after a seven-day trial in Leeds Crown Court.
Prosecutor Dafydd Enoch QC told Wrigglesworth’s victims that he was driving more than 34 miles per hour from behind.
Mr. Enoch claimed that he didn’t understand what was happening. He described the whole thing as ‘an unfortunate accident’. ‘
The Abdul Iqbal QC mitigation for Wrigglesworth initially had good intentions in the parking lot of the working men’s club after the Christmas Party.
Mr Iqbal said Wrigglesworth helped two women who claimed they were physically assaulted.
But he got into a verbal argument that caused him to be punched or pushed and “enraged” him.
Mr. Iqbal described Wrigglesworth as a ‘good father’ who worked hard to raise his children and said the murder attempts were ‘out of character’.
Wrigglesworth was disqualified from driving for life.
Wrigglesworth was sentenced to 30 years in prison for six attempted murders.
He will serve two-thirds of his sentence before being released on license.
Judge Tom Bayliss QC said there was a ‘dispute’ in the parking lot where Wrigglesworth was involved.
In this fight, someone punched the defendant and gave him a bloody nose. This ‘angered’ him and caused him to be violent.
The judge said he wanted revenge for being punched, and that was planned ahead.
Outside the court, Detective Investigator Andrew Cass, Senior Investigator on the incident, Murder and Grand Investigation Team, said:
It was an absolutely terrible crime, and today we welcome the harsh punishment given to Wrigglesworth.
‘It is almost impossible for anyone to attempt such an ugly and brutal act, especially against their own colleagues.
“Their actions caused six men to be literally cut down and one man wounded to stay with him for the rest of his life.”
He added: ‘A jury of Wrigglesworth’s colleagues concluded that he had attempted to kill all six of his victims that Christmas evening, and we have no doubt that such an outcome should have been the intention of acting like him.
“He had no regrets for his actions that evening, but I hope the long punishment he faces now comforts his victims.”