British 'cocaine baron' attacks reveller with POOL BALL at Manila bar
Moment British ‘cocaine baron’ attacks reveller with a POOL BALL for ‘looking at him the wrong way’ at Manila bar weeks before he was arrested over ‘his gang’s reign of terror’
- Ex-boxer Darren Wall, 44, known as ‘Jack’ after Union Jack tattooed on his neck, led brutal gang in Philippines
- CCTV shows him whacking a local with a pool ball stuffed in his sock before brandishing a handgun
- Separate footage shows him at the same Red Light District club punching a man in the head
- He recently married former bar-girl half his age called Khanary Jane Abejo, 23, before both were arrested
Shocking CCTV footage shows a British ‘cocaine baron’ attacking a reveller with a pool ball in a Manila bar for ‘looking at him the wrong way’ weeks before his arrest.
Darren Wall, 44, was on a Valentine’s Day date with his glamorous wife Khanary Jane Abejo, 23, at the Secret Door nightclub in the city’s red light district when he brutally attacked a local in the early hours of February 15.
Wall is seen on camera repeatedly punching the man before hitting him over the head with a pool ball. He was bundled away before removing his sock and putting a ball inside it and returning a second time to smash the man in the face.
Cameras outside the nightspot appear to show the ‘mobster’ continuing the rampage by punching another person then brandishing a handgun as he chases him down the street.
The former boxer was also captured on CCTV on March 13 throwing punches at a group of partygoers after emerging from a white truck at the same venue.
Darren Wall is seen taking off his sock before stuffing a pool ball inside to savagely beat a local in CCTV footage taken from a Manila bar on February 15
Wall is seen on camera repeatedly punching the man before hitting him over the head before he was bundled away from the attack
Cameras outside the nightspot show the ‘mobster’ continuing the rampage by punching another person then brandishing a handgun as he chases him down the street
Ex-boxer Darren Wall, 44, is accused of heading an underworld ‘reign of terror’ in the Philippine capital using a network of corrupt policemen and officials. His wife Khanary Jane Abejo, 23, was also arrested
The Londoner confronted a group of locals but was held back by his bodyguards before his wife, known as Jane, tried to drag him away from the group of men.
But after several minutes of confrontation, Wall can be seen punching a man in a white top in the head before throwing several more punches during the fight.
His frantic wife eventually managed to drag away the Briton before they returned to their vehicle and drove off.
The attack came just days before Wall, known as ‘Jack’ after the Union Jack tattooed on his neck, was arrested and accused of leading a brutal gang involved in kidnapping, extortion, drug trafficking and gunrunning.
He was detained on March 23 along with Jane at the same nightclub after a third bust-up in which he brandished a handgun and punched locals, with footage showing the moment of his arrest after six officers wrestled him to the ground.
Detectives said he was found armed with a 9mm Beretta pistol, 11 bullets and 6g of cocaine. He was later held in the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City, a prison noted for its subhuman conditions, gangs and murders in a country with the most overcrowded jail population in the world.
New pictures that police have uncovered show Wall posing while flanked by officers before his arrest
Wall, 44, was on a Valentine’s Day date with his glamorous wife Khanary Jane Abejo, 23, at the Secret Door nightclub in the city’s red light district, pictured stuffing a pool ball in his sock
Detectives said he was found armed with a 9mm Beretta pistol, 11 bullets and 6g of cocaine after his arrest
Wall moved to Manila five years ago, living in an exclusive villa in a gated community called Better Living and recently married Abejo, a glamorous former bar-girl half his age.
Police have since uncovered a ‘treasure trove’ of evidence against the alleged drug baron which could see him jailed for life.
New pictures show Wall posing menacingly with a handgun while flanked by four Filipino friends and laughing with police.
Wall is alleged to have had officers on the payroll providing him with protection as he inflicted a vicious reign of terror on locals.
Five officers, up to the rank of Major in the Philippines National Police are also being investigated after they made him feel ‘untouchable’ from the law.
He is now locked up with violent inmates at the Bilibid Prison amid accusations of kidnapping, extortion, drug dealing, assault, criminal damage and threats to kill. If convicted he faces a life sentence of 18 years without parole – with his family believing he will ‘die in prison’.
A police source who supplied the videos and pictures seized during the current investigation said there is ‘a very long queue of victims’.
They added: ‘We have spoken to some of the alleged victims but there’s a very long queue of people we are still interviewing. He was behaving like a psychopath. The attacks were unprovoked just because he felt like it or someone looked at him the wrong way.
The Philippines has the most overcrowded prisons in the world. Wall (pictured) is cooped up with inmates accused of murder and rape
Ex-boxer Darren Wall, 44, who is accused of heading an underworld ‘reign of terror’ in the Philippine capital using a network of corrupt policemen and officials, is seen in CCTV emerging from a white truck outside the Secret Door nightclub in Manila on March 13 in the early hours of the morning. The East End villain then confronts a group of locals but is held back by his bodyguards
But after several minutes of confrontation, Wall can be seen punching a man in a white top in the head before throwing several more punches during the fight
His frantic wife Khanary Jane Abejo, 23, eventually manages to drag away the Brit before they return to their vehicle and drive off
Ex-boxer Darren Wall pictured with his wife, former bar-girl Khanary Jane Abejon (left, right), who at 23 is half his age. The pair were arrested in a nightclub in Manila’s Poblacion red-light district last week after Wall was accused of assault and brandishing a gun in the club.
‘We have gathered a lot of videos and pictures from Darren’s phone and computer. It’s a treasure trove of evidence.’
In a video of Darren inside his cramped cell, he is surrounded by violent inmates from China, Vietnam and the Philippines. He appears to be holding an injured arm and repeatedly refuses to answer questions. He denies any wrongdoing.
When his wife – who is also in custody – appears off screen, he says: ‘What’s all this stuff they’re talking about? You’re getting bad information. I haven’t been hurting no one. They attacked me.’
Police Colonel Michael Villanueva, District Chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), said Wall is facing a life sentence of 18 years without parole if he is found guilty of drug dealing and possessing a handgun.
There could be further charges added depending on the investigation. However, Wall could also dodge a deadly Philippine prison if prosecutors decide to deport him instead.
The policeman said: ‘We conducted a record check and found out that he is facing a fraud charge according to Interpol records. We also have information that he is involved in scamming in other countries.
‘We will be coordinating with the Bureau of Immigration regarding his deportation and also we will check his records.’
Speaking of the March 13 nightclub attack, a bar worker who wished to remain anonymous described Darren as a ‘bully’ who intimidated staff.
‘Darren had been causing problems in this bar and others for a while but people were afraid of him. He boasted that he paid police to protect him so nobody could hurt him. He said he’d “smash up” anyone who said a bad word about him.
‘He would attack people for no reason, just for looking at him the wrong way. We have told police everything we know about him so we’re praying that he never leaves prison.’
Once news of Wall’s arrest became public, police were bombarded with calls from other alleged victims willing to give evidence, safe in the knowledge he was no longer protected from the law.
Wall (pictured in orange t-shirt) is being held in a cramped, overcrowded cell with 40 other inmates at Taguig Southern Police District HQ, Southern Manila
Darren Wall’s mugshots after being arrested by the National Police in the Philippines
But his wife Abejo, who was arrested for allegedly obstructing police, claimed Wall had been defending her when the fight that led to his arrest started.
Speaking from a prison facility, Abejo said: ‘He’s good to me. He doesn’t hurt me. In the nightclub there was a man who pushed me. My husband was angry.
‘My husband had an argument with him and that’s how the fight started. I didn’t know he had a gun. I didn’t see that.’
Asked about her husband’s reign of terror attacking locals, she said: ‘I don’t know about that. I don’t go to bars with him. I stay at home. We have one child together and Darren’s good to me.’
By comparison with his life in Manila as an alleged drugs kingpin, Wall’s earlier criminal career in the UK was less successful. He hit the headlines in Britain nine years ago, when he and two other crooks bungled a raid on an ATM machine in Gloucestershire.
After stealing the cash dispenser, getaway driver Wall managed to crash their van into a ditch and trapped himself and one accomplice in the vehicle.
Wall, the gang’s ringleader from east London was jailed for four years after admitting trying to steal a cash machine from a garage, near Cheltenham on Christmas Eve, 2012.
Judge William Hart said of him: ‘As far as Wall was concerned, this was a piece of professional villainy. You came down here with this offence in mind very shortly after committing a similar offence in Cambridgeshire as well as a burglary in the West End.’
MailOnline journalists were this week given exclusive access to Wall in the fetid, overcrowded police cell which he currently shares with 40 other inmates from China, India and the Philippines, including murderers and rapists, with only a handful of hammocks serving as beds.
It took six officers to subdue Wall. During his arrest, he was filmed shouting repeatedly at officers handcuffing him: ‘That’s not my gun! That’s not my gun! You’ve just done that! [planted it].’
Five officers, up to the rank of Major in the Philippines National Police are also being investigated, suspected of being on Wall’s payroll, thus making him feel ‘untouchable’ from the law. (Pictured: Wall with wife)
Gun and ammunition found by police in Wall’s possession are laid out alongside alleged packets of drugs
A video shows Wall loading and cocking two handguns in his office, telling a friend: ‘I’m going looking for them tonight.’ As he switches guns, he says ‘What about this little baby? You beauty!’
Sitting on a bag of rice, he answered ‘no comment’ to nearly all our questions, though when asked if he had a good life in the Philippines he replied ‘a very good life, yes’. Asked if he was happy with his treatment, he said: ‘very happy.’
Curiously, the female prisoners at the police station were allowed to roam out of their cell, including Wall’s young wife, known as Jane, who chatted to him through the bars as we watched.
She told MailOnline she was from Mindanao, Southern Philippines and worked as an online seller. She faces a much less serious charge than her husband of ‘disobeying the police’ and could be released from custody soon.
In a video of Wall inside his cramped cell, he is surrounded by violent inmates from China, Vietnam and the Philippines. He appears to be holding an injured arm and repeatedly refuses to answer questions. He denies any wrongdoing.
When his wife appears off-screen, he says: ‘What’s all this stuff they’re talking about? You’re getting bad information. I haven’t been hurting no one. They attacked me.’
In one chilling video discovered by police, Wall is seen giving a savage beating to a man he is accused of trying to extort money from in a hookah bar.
The man is initially seen pleading with some of Wall’s paid thugs, holding his hands together in supplication, before Wall rushes in, pushes his men out of the way and delivers punch after punch to the victim while the henchmen make feeble attempts to pull him away.
Eventually the man collapses, seemingly unconscious, before being led away.
Detectives also gave us the video of Wall’s arrest at the nightclub, where he shouted repeatedly at officers handcuffing him: ‘That’s not my gun! That’s not my gun! You’ve just done that! [planted it].’
MailOnline journalists were this week given exclusive access to Wall in the fetid, overcrowded police cell which he currently shares with inmates from China, Indian and the Philippines. He sat on a bag of rice and spoke to our reporter
Exterior view of the Taguig Southern Police District HQ, in southern Manila, where Wall was taken following his arrest
In one chilling video discovered by police, Wall is seen giving a savage beating to a man he is accused of trying to extort money from in a hookah bar. Wall delivers punch after punch to the victim while the henchmen feebly pull him away
Wall’s wife Abejo, a former bar worker, is pictured in police mugshots following her arrest by the National Police
However, in other damning footage, Wall is seen loading and cocking two handguns in his office, telling a friend: ‘I’m going looking for them tonight.’ As he switches guns, he says ‘What about this little baby? You beauty!’
And in yet another video, he is seen putting a gun in the waistband of his trousers, laughing, while one of his henchmen shadow boxes in a nightclub.
Meanwhile a terrified Filipino local revealed how Wall held a gun to his mouth and screamed ‘I’m going to kill you’.
The father-of-one, 28, said he was standing in the street with a group of friends when Wall allegedly barged into him and pushed him to the ground.
Darren allegedly held a semi-automatic handgun in the victim’s mouth and yelled he was going to kill him in front of shocked passers-by in Manila.
The motorcycle delivery rider, who was too afraid to be named for fear of revenge attacks, said: ‘I only happened to be in the same areas as this guy but he started a fight with me. There was no reason and no provocation.
‘He pushed me, then shouted something. Then his men held me on the ground and put a gun in my mouth. He was shouting something like ‘don’t ever look at me again’. He said ‘I’ll kill you’. I really thought in that moment I would die.’
The man’s mother said that she has spoken with a number of other alleged victims and they are offering each other support.
She said: ‘My son was very scared and traumatised by this filthy criminal but the police were not taking any action. We told officers exactly what happened but they would not do anything.
‘We realised there were many law enforcement officers from different agencies protecting him and doing dirty business with him.
Wall and Abejo all dressed and out to dinner at a US diner in Makati, Manila
Wall’s former home in an upmarket area of Manila known as the Better Living neighbourhood
Wall was arrested at this nightclub in the Makati area of Manila armed with a 9mm Beretta pistol and 6 grams of cocaine
‘I’ve spoken to other people who claim to have been attacked by him and they are scared, too. We have our own support group with the evidence. It was only after the recent attack that police in Makati arrested him.
‘Darren Wall deserves to go to hell. He is a filthy animal and there is no prison that is bad enough for him.’
Colonel Michael Villanueva said if convicted of drug dealing and having an illegal weapon, Wall would face a life sentence of 18 years with no remission.
‘He ran his criminal protection racket through fear,’ said Colonel Villanueva. ‘It’s unusual for a foreigner, particularly a westerner, to come to the Philippines and become a leading player in the underworld.
‘But now his reign of terror is over. He felt he could do anything because he had paid off policemen. We are investigating five officers, and one is quite senior – a major – but we may yet find his network is even more extensive.
‘A lot of money was going through his hands each day – we understand he paid his enforcers and bouncers by the day and he paid off the corrupt officers at the rate of 2,000 pesos (£30) a day. [more than doubling their salary].
‘It is clear from the CCTV we have seized that ‘”Jack” thought he could get away with anything, and didn’t even worry about pulling a gun out on camera. We have been contacted by many of his “victims” and they have shown us their very bad injuries for evidence.’
Wall was looking to expand his empire by converting a former garage into a gym called British Bulldog Empire in Manila, but according to a neighbour, he had not paid the landlord rent for four months, and only a few exercise machines were to be seen on the dusty, abandoned premises.
A neighbour near his villa in Better Living said Wall could often be heard arguing with his young wife and her brother, who also lived there.
‘When Jack left for work, he would lock the girl and her brother inside,’ said the neighbour. ‘I don’t know if he beat her, but you could hear he had a very bad temper.’
‘He also used to do his boxing training out in the street with his trainer. He told me he was a street-fighter and had a bout coming up next month.
‘I was not surprised to hear he has been involved in crime to be honest.’
Judging from her Facebook page, Jane Wall enjoyed the gilded life his criminal activities afforded them, at least for a while.
They are pictured together on their wedding day, apparently from January this year, with the beaming bride in cream showing off her ring next to her husband – who couldn’t even manage to raise a smile.
Other photos show them all dressed and out to dinner at a US diner in Makati, Manila, and another snap of Jane in a shopping centre with a belt emblazoned with Dior.
Ironically, in one of her final posts at the beginning of last month, she has borrowed a meme declaring: ‘Hello, March. Great things will happen this month. Claim it.’
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