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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:16 pm 
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A Mansfield man who jumped into a stolen taxi and took cash and other items from it, later performed a dirty protest in his cell, a court heard.
Robert Barraclough and another man saw the keys to a Ford Mondeo had been left while the driver went to buy a can of Tango, when it was parked on Rosemary Street, on January 21.

CCTV footage inside the taxi, which is rented from Ace ABC Taxis, showed Barraclough "having a good search in the central console", said prosecutor Donna Fawcett.


He was driven to an address on Ladybrook Lane to buy heroin and crack cocaine to feed his £200 habit, she said.

When he was arrested on May 2, he defecated in his cell and threw it, and food, around the cell.
He denied being carried in a vehicle, taken without the owner's consent, criminal damage and theft, on May 3, but failed to turn up for his trial on July 11, and he was convicted in his absence.
The court heard that more than £1,300 of damage was caused to the taxi, and that a mobile phone and charger were taken, along with £495 takings from the night before, £20 - £25 in change for customers, and a wallet and a driving licence, which cost £20 to replace.
Ms Fawcett said costs of £620 were also sought for the trial.

David Grant, mitigating, said Barraclough suffers from epilepsy.
Barraclough, 44, of Derby Road, admitted committing a further offence during a suspended sentence order, when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Wednesday.
He was ordered to pay a £115 government surcharge, but no compensation was awarded. He was jailed for a total of 12 weeks.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:49 pm 
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along with £495 takings from the night before

Yeah right. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:56 pm 
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along with £495 takings from the night before

Yeah right. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Maybe 'night' got confused with 'week' in the translation :doubt:

Anyway, why would the driver claim that if it wasn't true? No insurance claim, surely, as he's left the keys in the car.


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along with £495 takings from the night before

Yeah right. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Maybe 'night' got confused with 'week' in the translation :doubt:

Anyway, why would the driver claim that if it wasn't true? No insurance claim, surely, as he's left the keys in the car.


I bet the driver got a nice bill off the company?


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Is this the company that plasters it's cars in stickers,adverts and all manner of clutter

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Is this the company that plasters it's cars in stickers,adverts and all manner of clutter



That's the one


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:41 pm 
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StuartW wrote:
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along with £495 takings from the night before

Yeah right. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Maybe 'night' got confused with 'week' in the translation :doubt:

Anyway, why would the driver claim that if it wasn't true? No insurance claim, surely, as he's left the keys in the car.


£80 seems quite a big float (see below). Like the '£495 takings from night before', they must think big in Mansfield :shock:

But suspect the 'float' wasn't really a float, just as the £495 wasn't the 'takings from the night before' [-(


Crown court for homeless man charged with robbing taxi driver

https://www.chad.co.uk/news/crime/crown ... -1-9912798

A homeless man has been charged with assaulting a taxi driver and trying to steal his £80 float in Mansfield, a court has heard.

Luke Chapman, 30, made no plea to the charges of assault and attempting to rob, when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Friday.

The attack is alleged to have taken place at 5am, on July 7.

He was remanded into custody on the grounds that he would fail to surrender and commit further offences, until August 30, at Nottingham Crown Court.


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well you know how it is exaggerate your losses and maybe you'll get more in compo than you actually lost of course the consequences of that if you are caught out are completely lost

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