Footballer, 24, is branded a 'danger to women' over assault

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Andrew Akingbaje, 24, pictured, was branded 'dangerous to women' after a vicious assault on a 21-year-old woman outside a London night club

Andrew Akingbaje, 24, pictured, was branded 'dangerous to women' after a vicious assault on a 21-year-old woman outside a London night club

A thug who repeatedly punched a woman in the head before dragging her along the pavement by her hair in a sickening attack assault has been jailed for more than two years.

Promising footballer Andrew Akingbaje, 24, was branded 'dangerous to women' at Inner London Crown Court after admitting the attack on 21-year-old Krystal Mission outside a south London nightclub in the early hours of New Year's Day 2019.

The brutal assault was caught on camera and footage showed shocked revellers watching on as the former footballer rained down punches on Miss Mission before fleeing the scene.

The fracas kicked off due to a 'queue-jumping' row between Miss Mission and her friends and a group of women wearing blue wigs, who later approached Akingbaje before the assault. 

Miss Mission told the court she now suffers panic attacks and says she has been too frightened to go out in London since. 

Patricia May, prosecuting, told the court that Miss Mission was out for New Year's Eve with three of her friends.

She said: 'They were queueing up when some females distinguished by wearing blue wigs barged into the queue and then accused Krystal and her friends of having pushed in.

'Everyone went into the club and there was no trouble in the club, but there came a time about 3am when Krystal and her friend were in the bathroom when one of the women in blue wigs came in and threatened them.

The victim was youth justice student Krystal Mission (pictured), 21, who told MailOnline she felt pain 'everywhere' after the attack – with her arms, legs and face swollen

The victim was youth justice student Krystal Mission (pictured), 21, who told MailOnline she felt pain 'everywhere' after the attack – with her arms, legs and face swollen

Footage showed Akingbaje grab Miss Mission and assault her outside the club

The thug also dragged her around by her hair, pictured, as bouncers tried to intervene

Footage showed Akingbaje grab Miss Mission and assault her outside the club, pictured left and right, and drag her around by her hair

'It's at that point that they decided that they should go but the blue wigs group came out to them, accosted them outside the premises, and by the conclusion were apparently trying to provoke them.

'The girls were having none of that. One went to call a cab and in the meantime the blue wigs group got into a black range rover and Krystal and her friend walked back towards the bar.

'It was at that point when they were crossing the road when the defendant came up and punched Krystal several times causing her to fall to the ground.

'Her friends tried to rescue her, but in the course of fending them off he hit both of them as well and then dragged Krystal along the ground.'

Ms May added: 'It was at that stage when she managed to get up from the ground and get herself upright when somebody, who

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