A teenager from Leicester who attacked a taxi driver and smashed his cheekbone, eye-socket and jaw has been sentenced. Joe Connors was convicted by a jury from a Leicester crown court because of the brutal assault on the cabbie.
The assault occurred after the cabbie demanded that the 19-year-old pay the fare for a cab ride on the evening of Friday, August 11, 2017. Joe did not have any cash, and therefore, he attacked the cabbie.
The driver said, that he picked up Connors and three other people in Leicester and agreed to take them to Kibworth,. Connors and a second man went into a pub after to return with their fare.
The driver waited at the door of the pub, and he saw the two men coming out of the pub,. After an argument, one of them punched the driver in the ribs. Connors, who was 17 at that time, punched the driver in the face and threw him against some metal railings, causing him to hit his head.
Judge Robert Brown said: “Connors was only 17 at the time, but it is a serious matter.
“Taxi drivers are providing the public a service, and we will make sure they remain unharmed.”
Connors was sentenced to 12 months of detention and suspended for two years, with a three -month electronically monitored curfew between 9 p.m and 6 a.m. He was also ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work and 15 days of rehabilitation.