A BRITISH expat has been convicted of assaulting undercover TV reporter Donal MacIntyre.
Chelsea fan James Wild, 47 – who had a business renting sun-beds on Estepona’s beaches – was found guilty of leading a brutal attack against the journalist.
Guildford Crown Court heard how the attack in a bar in Surrey came as a result of a 1999 BBC documentary exposing a gang of hooligans called the Chelsea Head Hunters.
The programme, in which MacIntyre went undercover, led to a six-year jail term for gang leader Jason Marriner.
Giving evidence at the trial, MacIntyre’s wife, Ameera, said: “They descended on him like a pack of wolves.
While they were kicking him they kept saying ‘get him – this is for Jason.”
Wild claimed he was an innocent bystander acting ‘100% in self-defence’.
But the jury believed otherwise and he is now awaiting his sentence in custody.