Swellings, known as Swellhead
, has already pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
He becomes a historical exemplar, profound, sleazy, influential, enigmatic, caught up and inculpated, as well as self-caricatural, a "peasant mandarin"(29) come to rule: tragicomic Oidi-nous Turannos, Swellhead
China has not only become a bully but now also a swellhead
. It thinks it can cow anybody, forcing others to follow its whims and caprices, or else.
" Swellings, 19, was bailed hours before he and two other yobs kicked dad Garry Newlove, 47, to death in Warrington.
The prosecution said the five defendants, two aged 17, a 16-year-old, a 15-year old, and Adam Swellings, known as "Swellhead
", 19, of Crewe, Cheshire, were part of an "established gang" who caused misery for Mr Newlove's family and neighbours.
``D'yer want one, Swellhead
?'' Paul Roberts' pack of 10 Bensons was glinting in the sunlight like a bar of forbidden gold.