Drunk 'Darth Vader' beats jail rap in Jedi church attacks

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London, May 14 : A drunk Briton who pretended to be Star Wars villain Darth Vader and attacked two Jedi fanatics escaped a jail sentence on May 13.

Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, donned a black bin bag for a cape and used a metal crutch for a lightsabre when he impersonated the Dark Lord of the Sith on March 25, reports The Scotsman.

He then lept over the wall of a "Jedi Church" where Barney Jones and his cousin Michael were duelling with lightsabres while filming a documentary.

The fans of the Star Wars films established the "church" last year in Holyhead, northwest Wales.

Hughes, of Holyhead, bellowed "Darth Vader" as he hit Barney Jones over the head with the crutch and punched his cousin in the thigh.

At Holyhead Magistrates' Court, Hughes who has a chronic alcohol problem was sentenced to two months' jail suspended for a year.

Ordering Hughes to pay 100 pounds each to the victims and 60 pounds costs and implementing a supervision order, district judge Andrew Shaw said: "There was a premeditated element to the assaults."

ANI

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