Leyland man jailed over assault and cab damage

A man who smashed a taxi’s driver’s vehicle and assaulted him has been jailed for five months.

Friday, 26th April 2019, 11:19 am
Updated Friday, 26th April 2019, 12:24 pm
Leyland man jailed over assault and cab damage
Leyland man jailed over assault and cab damage

Phillip James Moss, of Robin Hey, Leyland, damaged Mohammed Vohara’s Volkswagen Passat in Leyland in a disturbance on January 6, magistrates were told.

The repairs were billed at £300.

The 35-year-old also assaulted the cabbie.

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Leyland man jailed over assault and cab damage

In a hearing he admitted criminal damage and assault but a charge of making off without payment was dropped.

The bench said custody was necessary because it was and offence against a “public servant” which was committed in alcohol.

He also had a previous criminal record that aggravated the offences.

He must pay a £115 surcharge, the court ruled.