Cab driver held at knifepoint after thug attacks elderly man’s dog and wrecks pub

A man has been jailed for undertaking a violent crime spree which saw a cab driver held at knifepoint, a pub wrecked, and an elderly man's dog stamped on.

Derby Crown Court heard how 36 year old Ian White of Cambourne Road, Hattersley, Tameside, ordered a cab to pick him up from his home address at around 10:20pm on 12 November 2017.

At one point during the journey White produced a knife and began to threaten the driver with it. The thug then got out of the vehicle on Buxton Road in Furness Vale, High Peak.

White then hijacked another vehicle forcing the 65 year old female occupant to drive him away from the scene and drop him in Yeardsley Lane.

A little while later White entered a pub in Buxton Road, threatening staff with a knife before smashing up the establishment.

However, the crime spree didn't end there, White then knocked on the door of a pensioner’s house and demanded a taxi be called for him. The 75 year old man refused, prompting the thug to barge his way into the man's home, assaulting him and stamping on his dog, before being arrested by police a little while later in Buxton Road.

White was charged with 16 offences including threats to kill, possession of a bladed article in public, criminal, kidnapping, ABH and causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. Appearing in court on 21 May, The Manchester Evening News  reported that White pleaded guilty to all of the offences except attempted robbery which he pleaded guilty to theft from a person and as a result received a seven year prison sentence.  

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