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Author of this piece using sensationalist language like 'mowed down' here. Sounds to me more like he was just trying to get away from some headcase, but claims he was advised to plead guilty. So who knows, without seeing all the evidence :?


Glasgow cabbie who deliberately hit pedestrian granted new licence

https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glas ... d-16404568

Gary Anderson was convicted for assault by endangering someone’s life following an incident in Great Western Road in November 2015.

A cab driver who deliberately mowed down a pedestrian at a petrol station in Glasgow’s West End has been granted a new licence.

Gary Anderson was convicted for assault by endangering someone’s life following an incident in Great Western Road in November 2015.

Anderson drove his private hire car at the man knocking him to the ground before fleeing the scene. He appeared before the licensing committee on Thursday morning to explain his actions.

His solicitor Mr Banks informed members that Anderson had no prior convictions and had not been in trouble with the law since.

He said: “My client was a private hire car driver for two years but was suspended three and a half years ago. When he sought legal advice for this offence, he was advised to plead guilty during the trial.

“He received an extremely lenient sentence for this crime as he was told to complete a community payback order.

“At the time of the offence he was not acting as a cab driver and had gone to the garage to get milk. The complainer had started to comment on Mr Anderson’s driving ability.

“As my client began to drive away the pedestrian ran over to the car and hit it with a can. Mr Anderson then collided with the man who received relatively minor injuries.

“My client says he was not driving very fast at the time.”

Mr Anderson was asked why he left the scene.

Councillor Alex Wilson said: “It is very lucky that this gentleman only sustained some bruising to the body. He could have ended up underneath the vehicle.

“Why didn’t you stay to make sure he was okay?”

Mr Anderson replied: “I left because he had chased me out the garage which the CCTV clearly shows.”

Following the discussion Mr Anderson had his licence granted. Councillor Alex Wilson recorded his dissent.


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