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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:39 pm 
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One of those where they've either just bought alcohol/drugs/burgers/kebabs/pizzas etc, or they're off to buy alcohol/drugs/burgers/kebabs/pizzas etc, but they want a cheap fare ](*,)


20-year-old woman launched vicious assault on taxi driver

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/n ... xi-driver/

A WOMAN launched a frenzied attack on a taxi driver when she couldn't pay the fare.

Blackburn magistrates heard the victim was repeatedly scratched to the face by Sasha Amber Holland who also punched and kicked him during the prolonged attack.

She only stopped assaulting him when the police arrived.

Holland, 20, of Nuttall Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to assaulting Javid Iqbal. She was remanded on bail until April 28 for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Diane Jackson, prosecuting, said Mr Iqbal was waiting for a fare when Holland and a male got in the back of his taxi. They wanted to go to Morrisons to buy alcohol and he asked if they had enough for the fare. She offered him £2.50 but that was not enough.

"She said she was only 16 and her dad was going to come and get him," said Miss Jackson. "Mr Iqbal could tell there was going to be trouble and parked up near a CCTV camera before asking her to leave."

Holland responded by scratching his face and made a grab towards some money.

"She continued to scratch, punch and kick him and he didn't leave his vehicle because he wanted to protect his car and his money," said Miss Jackson.

"Mr Iqbal said he could normally communicate well and diffuse situations but the defendant just started attacking him and wouldn't stop."

Peter King, defending said the CCTV footage showed it had been a sustained and repeated assault and he could not oppose the suggestion that a pre-sentence report would be required before sentencing took place.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:39 pm 
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She only stopped assaulting him when the police arrived. [...]

Diane Jackson, prosecuting, said Mr Iqbal was waiting for a fare when Holland and a male got in the back of his taxi.

Wonder what the male was doing when all this was going on? :roll:


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Holland, 20, of Nuttall Street, Accrington
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:42 pm 
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Holland, 20, of Nuttall Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to assaulting Javid Iqbal. She was remanded on bail until April 28 for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

This is just the sentencing, so not much more about the incident itself.

But the quote from the earlier article above makes it sound like she attended the trial, but the following says she was convicted in her absence, and spent two weeks in custody as a consequence :-k

Anyway, looks like she's gotten off pretty lightly, but she is very remorseful, blah, blah =D> :roll:


Frenzied taxi customer scratched, punched and kicked driver

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/n ... ed-driver/

A WOMAN launched a frenzied attack on a taxi driver when she couldn't pay the fare.

Blackburn magistrates heard the victim was repeatedly scratched to the face by Sasha Amber Holland who also punched and kicked him during the prolonged attack.

She only stopped assaulting him when the police arrived.

Holland, 20, of Nuttall Street, Accrington, was convicted in her absence of assaulting Javid Iqbal. Holland pleaded guilty to four offences of shoplifting. She was made subject to a community order for 12 months with a six months drug treatment requirement and 30 days rehabilitation activity requirement. She was fined £40 and ordered to pay £100 compensation to the taxi driver, £304 to Boots and £108 to Morrisons.

Andy Robinson, prosecuting, said Mr Iqbal was waiting for a fare when Holland and a male got in the back of his taxi.

They wanted to go to Morrisons to buy alcohol and he asked if they had enough for the fare. She offered him £2.50 but that was not enough.

"She said she was only 16 and her dad was going to come and get him," said Mr Robinson.

"Mr Iqbal could tell there was going to be trouble and parked up on a garage forecourt that was covered by a CCTV camera before asking her to leave."

Holland responded by scratching his face and made a grab towards some money.

"She continued to scratch, punch and kick him and he didn't leave his vehicle because he wanted to protect his car and his money," said Mr Robinson.

"Mr Iqbal said he could normally communicate well and diffuse situations but the defendant just started attacking him and wouldn't stop."

Peter King, defending said the CCTV footage showed it had been a sustained and repeated assault.

"She was intoxicated at the time and had little recollection of the incident," said Mr King.

"She has expressed regret and remorse for what happened that night and she wants the taxi driver to know that."

Mr King said his client had spent two weeks in custody as a result of her failing to turn up for the trial.

"She has found that very scary," said Mr King.

"It has been an eye-opener for her. She has been on a downward spiral and she can now see where that will ultimately lead her."


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Anyway, looks like she's gotten off pretty lightly, but she is very remorseful, blah, blah

Starting point for this offence is a High Level Community Order, so the sentence is about right, according to current law.

The sentence is punishment to a degree, but rehabilitation to a higher degree.

Will it stop her reoffending? If so then society will be all the better for it. But don't hold your breath.

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