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Man jailed for threatening East Anglian cab driver

22 Jul 2018

 

 

A Newcastle man has been jailed after being convicted of threatening a cab driver.

 

33-year-old Leon Honour, had threatened to smash the cabbies face after being charged £12 for his cab fare.

 

It was reported in The Chronicle Live that Honour had been drinking throughout the day in the Great Yarmouth area, before picking up the cab from Norwich Station. 

 

Upon arriving at his destination, the court heard that Honour became threatening toward the unamed cabbie, telling him to hand over his keys or he will smash his face in.

 

The court also heard how the cab driver injured his hand in a struggle with his attacker, before being able to make his escape and alerting police.

 

According to The Eastern Daily Press an impact statement, which made by the cabbie, concluded that he had suffered psychological damage due to the incident, which occured on January 16th of this year.

 

Honour, who has 39 previous convictions, was given a 16 month prison sentence by Judge Stephen Holt at Norwich Crown Court.

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