Thursday 21 October 2010

Driver who assaulted cyclist walks free from court

A motorist launched a vicious attack on a cyclist who clipped his wing mirror, and left him unconscious.

Robert Smith kneed Nandor Erdos in the stomach, punched him up to 15 times and kicked him in the head as he lay on the ground, Cambridge Magistrates’ Court heard.

Smith, a 38-year-old British Gas employee, pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm.

Chairman of the bench Tony Birks handed Smith a six-month jail term,
suspended for two years.

It’s a good job he didn’t do something really wicked like puncture car tyres. That will get you a sentence of 16 months in prison.