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Llanelli teen feared for life over 'strip snap' game attack

By Llanelli Star  |  Posted: November 21, 2012

Martin Morgan

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A LLANELLI teenager said he was "fearing for his life" when he was assaulted for playing an "innocent game of strip snap" with a friend.

Martin Morgan has relived his ordeal after 22-year-old Daniel Williams, of Llanerch, pleaded guilty to assaulting him on October 5 when appearing before town magistrates.

Following the case, Williams spoke out about the nightmare day he lost his job before finding his girlfriend, Stacey Evans, 19, and Mr Morgan together playing the game in what he called a "betrayal".

But now Mr Morgan, 18, has come forward to share his side of the story.

He said: "In my eyes nothing was ever going to happen sexually — I just thought that she was in her bikini and I was in my shorts.

"I have been friends with Stacey since early days in school — we are just close friends."

Mr Morgan, of Heol Daniel, in Felinfoel, said that he and Ms Evans were working at Parc y Scarlets that night and were told they could go home early.

He said they waited for Williams, who had been to watch the Scarlets play, until the end of the game to give him a lift home, but he decided to go to the Halfway Hotel.

The pair went to Ms Evans's house and on finding a pack of cards in a gift set, decided to play a game of strip snap, which Mr Morgan said was an "innocent act".

Williams then turned up.

Mr Morgan said: "I tried to explain that it was not what it looked like, but he went ballistic and started punching me — my blood was on the walls.

"Everyone knows I'm not like that. I was in shock and I felt really numb, I feared for my life that night."

After the attack, Mr Morgan said he left the house to go home, and tried to cover up what had happened.

He said: "I was trying to wash myself in a puddle so my mother wouldn't freak out when she saw me.

"My mum's friend picked me up and took me to my gran's. They were both screaming when they saw what had happened."

The second year Coleg Sir Gar travel and tourism student said he later contacted the police, but was in such a state of shock that they left and returned the following morning.

He said: "I went to hospital and they gave me a slip for college which said I would have concussions, faints, nose bleeds and headaches, but I didn't go in that week.

"I am a confident person, but my confidence has taken a real knock, I don't leave my house anymore and don't talk to people in college.

"I have panic attacks, and I'm anxious, weary and paranoid.

"It was one of the scariest things and it keeps replaying through my mind. People can't believe he would do something like that to someone my age."

Mr Morgan added that he was disgusted at the sentence Williams was handed — a conditional discharge for 12 months, £40 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge — and denied the pair were ever best friends.

He said: "He has been portrayed as the victim, but he is not. I just want it over and done with now.

"I don't want anybody judging me for what happened.

"If he thought I was in the wrong two wrongs don't make a right."

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  • AnonymousX  |  December 04 2012, 11:31AM

    This guy is deluded. He knows what he was doing, and knew what the forfeit would be.. how can he say "If he thought I was in the wrong two wrongs don't make a right." what about three wrongs then, because let's not forget Stacey Evans, I noticed he's still protecting her.. like she's so innocent and butter would not melt with her, probably not over her bikini she decided to wear in the winter, but she was obviously prepared for a wild night and knowing it, another ego with a knock needed. I can see you now going to her for some sympathy, and it's probably why he is so anxious to get this over with, and she'll be there open arms as well as legs for him no doubt, things will go well with her now after all this, then he'll find her stripping with someone else, and he'll want to become the victim feel like whacking someone. Self-proclaimed confident prat's like him need a knock back. Also who the hell one, I can't tell, how does a game of snap get that neck and neck, one of them were terrible at the game and decided to even it out, so one end's up in just shorts, and the other in a bikini all set for for game 2, "I'll show you mine if you show me yours", after another barcardi breezer of course, because if when they feel bad after sex, at least they can then move to the next feeble excuse "We were drunk"!

  • Gwyddno  |  November 22 2012, 7:27PM

    flepwales Since when does a girlfriend mean 'partner'? It was the woman's flat, not the thug's. Not that it makes any difference. Would you be ok if the thug attacked the woman? After all 'it takes two'.

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  • nice_nails  |  November 22 2012, 7:02PM

    no one has the right to attack another, personally I blame the *****, the stacey girl

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  • flepwales  |  November 22 2012, 6:51PM

    martinm it might have been her in the relationship but you knew she was in a relationship, are you trying to say that its ok to be caught in a state of undress with another mans partner, you obviously made the wrong judgement there. I think you got off lightly.

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  • Philosoraptor  |  November 22 2012, 5:36AM

    Some of the comments on here are a joke, mind you, the posters are a joke. The is someone out there prone to crazy violence and all they can come up with are pathetic and immature jibes about Jeremy Kyle, Only Fools And Horses and hair products. Seriously, go outside and get a life.

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  • Lezz_T  |  November 21 2012, 11:00PM

    Can we look forward to seeing this trio on Jeremy Kyle?

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  • PhilEvs  |  November 21 2012, 10:48PM

    That's some mighty strong hair product you must use.

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  • muffinman235  |  November 21 2012, 9:25PM

    What a Plonker Rodney... I mean Martin. Did you honestly think by going to the SWEP that you would have any sympathy? total idiot. by the way i like the Star Emblem on your forehead... But you have to ask the question about Mr Williams girlfriend Stacey Evans, and their relationship. Seems she likes to play away also and is as much to blame as prima donna Martin. Wot a total ********...

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  • cresswell1  |  November 21 2012, 7:01PM

    good game good game, punches make prizes

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  • GretaCarbo  |  November 21 2012, 6:02PM

    Thug says: "The thing I was most proud of from all of that was that I only did a minimum amount of damage to Martin." Source: http://tinyurl.com/clo6c3f

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