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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:38 pm 
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Strictly speaking this isn't Glasgow, but close enough for the average reader here...


Thug attacked Lanarkshire cabbie in taxi rank assault

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/in-your-a ... i-25772260

The incident occured in Rutherglen

A thug punched and spat on a Lanarkshire cabbie who refused to take him after he failed to pay colleague's fare the previous day.

Michael McTaggart lashed out at a taxi rank in Rutherglen on November 19 this year.

The 44-year-old had fled from another taxi the day before without paying the £8.40 bill.

The driver from that incident informed the victim before McTaggart entered his taxi, which led to the violent confrontation.

McTaggart later threatened: "I'm Mick McTaggart from Rutherglen, I will come back to get both of you."

McTaggart pled guilty today at Glasgow Sheriff Court to fraud and assaulting the driver to his injury.

He also admitted wilfully or recklessly destroying property and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

The court heard a drunk McTaggart initially approached a cab and asked to be taken to Hamilton Road in Cambuslang.

He later changed his request to Halfway.

Prosecutor Sara Latta said: "The driver pulled up in Halfway and told McTaggart it would be £8.40.

"McTaggart didn't react and exited the taxi, failing to pay."

The driver refused to chase McTaggart and did not inform the police as he did not know his final destination.

But the driver did inform his colleague about the incident later that day.

The hearing was told McTaggart entered another cab the following night and requested a fare to Halfway which was refused.

He was recognised due to the description given and the first cabbie was later asked to attend and confirm McTaggart's identification.

Miss Latta said: "McTaggart punched the victim to his left cheek bone but the driver punched back.

"McTaggart then spat twice with spittle landing on the victim's face."

McTaggart then dented the passenger door by kicking it before making the threatening remark.

Police later arrested McTaggart who admitted to officers that he called the driver a "tadger."

Sentence was deferred until next month for background reports by Sheriff Gerald Considine.

McTaggart was remanded in custody until that time.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:39 pm 
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This looks like him from four years ago, when he was jailed for four years.

He'd been released early from a previous sentence before the incident below. So looks like he was released earlier once again before the taxi incident last month.

But looks like this time he's been remanded over Christmas and New Year pending sentence :?


Thug who robbed 73-year-old Rutherglen priest receives lengthy jail sentence

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/loca ... r-12936451

Michael McTaggart claimed that he "had a gun" when he targeted Father Patrick Hennessy at his church house


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:14 pm 
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Sentence was deferred until next month for background reports by Sheriff Gerald Considine.

McTaggart was remanded in custody until that time.

Delighted he was remanded in custody as it looks like the judge is going to keep him there for a while. =D>

It also looks like he was on license when he committed the new offences, so there's a good chance the judge will add a few extra months just for that.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:42 pm 
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His history isn't mentioned here, but that's him back in jail :?


Glasgow Sheriff Court: Man jailed after refusing to pay taxi and punching cabbie

https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/198 ... ng-cabbie/

A THUG who punched and spat on a cabbie that refused his fare has been jailed for 20 months.

Michael McTaggart lashed out at Ian Hendry at a taxi rank in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, on November 19 this year.

The 44-year-old had fled from Andrew McGill's taxi the previous day without paying the £8.40 bill.

Mr McGill informed Mr Hendry about the incident before McTaggart entered his taxi.

Mr Hendry rejected McTaggart's order which led to the violent confrontation.

McTaggart later threatened: "I'm Mick McTaggart from Rutherglen, I will come back to get both of you."

McTaggart pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to fraud and assaulting Mr Hendry to his injury.

He also admitted wilfully or recklessly destroying property and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

McTaggart will begin his latest jail term after he completes 183 days of a previous stint.

The court heard a drunk McTaggart initially approached Mr McGill's cab and asked to be taken to Hamilton Road in Cambuslang.

He later changed his request to the area's Halfway.

Prosecutor Sara Latta said: "The driver pulled up in Halfway and told McTaggart it would be £8.40.

"McTaggart didn't react and exited the taxi, failing to pay."

The driver refused to chase McTaggart and did not inform the police as he did not know his final destination.

But, Mr McGill did inform Mr Hendry about the incident later that day.

The hearing was told McTaggart entered Mr Hendry's cab the following night and requested a fare to Halfway which was refused.

He was recognised due to the description given and Mr McGill was later asked to attend and confirm McTaggart's identification.

Miss Latta said: "McTaggart punched Mr Hendry to his left cheek bone but the driver punched back.

"McTaggart then spat twice with spittle landing on Mr Hendry's face."

McTaggart then dented the passenger door by kicking it before making the threatening remark.

Police later arrested McTaggart who admitted to officers that he called Mr Hendry a "tadger."


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:25 pm 
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Police later arrested McTaggart who admitted to officers that he called Mr Hendry a "tadger."

How very dare he. 8-[

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