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Exeter taxi driver punched to the ground 'by two drunks' on night out


A row erupted over who was going to pay for cleaning up the mess

An Asian taxi driver was punched to the ground and his vehicle damaged after a row erupted when a drunken passenger threw up, a court heard.

Mohammed Chowdhury was assaulted by a customer in the front seat after a heated argument over payment for the mess caused by the drunken man in the back, magistrates heard.

He was later attacked outside the taxi, the hearing was told.

The rear passenger, Jordan Dearlove, 29, admitted attacking the man as well as punching and damaging the wing mirror of the car after a night out in the city on December 4.

A second man faces separate charges over the alleged assault of Mr Chowdury but is yet to appear in court.

Witnesses to the incident reported seeing two men outside the red Skoda who looked like they were trying to intimidate someone.

Lyndsey Baker, prosecuting, said the cab driver had been "assaulted by the other man".

"Mr Chowdhury tried to get out but Mr Dearlove closed the door then caused damage to the wing mirror by punching it several times.

"Mr Chowdhury said both men punched him all over his body – he was confused and fell to the ground.

"Mr Chowdhury says he is scared and unable to carry on working – he doesn't feel safe, he has never been the victim of crime before
Dearlove, a security software specialist from Leeward Lane in Torquay, pleaded guilty to assault and criminal damage but claimed he could not remember anything about the incident, having drunk alcohol and taken cocaine.

Galina Labworth, defending, said the incident had "gone against the grain of everything this professional 29-year-old stands for".

"It was only the fourth time he had gone out in 2016 and consumed alcohol – he is usually out playing golf or fishing," she added.

"He had gone out to celebrate a friend's birthday with people he didn't know and was later very honest and open with police – it was the combination of alcohol which meant he had no recollection.

"He was sick and there was a conversation about compensation for [the driver] clearing it up.

"It was the other man who was violent inside the taxi – Mr Dearlove stayed at the scene whilst the other man ran away.

"It was totally out of character – he is very professional and polite and I am sure nothing of this sort will happen again."

Magistrates said there had been "a very serious assault on a man doing his job by a couple of drunks".

Dearlove pleaded guilty to assault and criminal damage and was given 180 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £250 compensation and £85 in costs.

A second man is due to appear in court in connection with the incident.

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to having a really awful / gay surname

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At least the police got involved had that happened here they would have told the driver it's a civil offence :roll:

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At least the police got involved had that happened here they would have told the driver it's a civil offence :roll:

It happened down here the other day, not the assault but the police saying the fouling charge was a civil matter.

It might be for a PH, but if the fouling charge is on the hackney carriage tariff sheet then not paying it is a breach of the bylaws, and that's done to the police to prosecute.

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At least the police got involved had that happened here they would have told the driver it's a civil offence :roll:

Then the drivers need to have a copy of the relevant act with them to show the officers the errors of their ways. The police hate it when you can quote the act.

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Dearlove, a security software specialist from Leeward Lane in Torquay, pleaded guilty to assault and criminal damage but claimed he could not remember anything about the incident, having drunk alcohol and taken cocaine.

I bet he wasn't advised to say that. #-o

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grandad wrote:
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At least the police got involved had that happened here they would have told the driver it's a civil offence :roll:

Then the drivers need to have a copy of the relevant act with them to show the officers the errors of their ways. The police hate it when you can quote the act.

In all fairness it's usually written on most tariff cards.

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grandad wrote:
edders23 wrote:
At least the police got involved had that happened here they would have told the driver it's a civil offence :roll:

Then the drivers need to have a copy of the relevant act with them to show the officers the errors of their ways. The police hate it when you can quote the act.

In all fairness it's usually written on most tariff cards.

You can have what you like written on the tariff sheet but the police will still try to fob you off that everything is a civil matter unless you can quote the relevant part of the relevant act. The fares are on the tariff sheet but the police will still tell you it is a civil matter if someone does a runner.

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but the police will still tell you it is a civil matter if someone does a runner.

That's why sensible drivers have a sticker in their cars, with both the police and council logo's on, stating that it's a criminal offence.

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My thoughts too.


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Quite a common name down here. :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Dearlove pleaded guilty


to having a really awful / gay surname

Quite a common name down here. :roll: :roll: :roll:


hahahahaha

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Sussex wrote:
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Dearlove pleaded guilty


to having a really awful / gay surname

Quite a common name down here. :roll: :roll: :roll:



now lets see who do you support Oh and which club's supporters get most cheesed off with homophobic comment #-o glass houses :wink:

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Sussex wrote:
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At least the police got involved had that happened here they would have told the driver it's a civil offence :roll:

It happened down here the other day, not the assault but the police saying the fouling charge was a civil matter.

It might be for a PH, but if the fouling charge is on the hackney carriage tariff sheet then not paying it is a breach of the bylaws, and that's done to the police to prosecute.


wrong !!


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now lets see who do you support Oh and which club's supporters get most cheesed off with homophobic comment #-o glass houses :wink:

It doesn't bother us one bit.

When we take a lead, following a few bender comments, we sing one nil to the Nancy boys, and that really miffs them off. Image

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wrong !!

If you say so. :roll: :roll:

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wrong !!

If you say so. :roll: :roll:


i didn't, but the solicitor in my car over the holidays did :wink:


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:lol: :lol: :lol: it is like , would be class if his first name was "gaylord"


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:lol: :lol: :lol: it is like , would be class if his first name was "gaylord"

Actually we called all the gay folks down here Geordies.

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Actually we called all the gay folks down here Geordies.


probably do, not to there face though :wink:


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