Ex-taxi chairman jailed for sword rampage at cops » National Taxi Association

A FORMER taxi association chairman was jailed this week for brandishing a samurai sword in public and threatening to kill two police officers. Richard Hearn, 46, of no fixed address, roamed the streets of Witham declaring “someone is going to die,” Chelmsford Crown Court heard on Tuesday. The father-of-two and former chairman of the Braintree District Taxi Association, had been at his father’s house in Witham on August 2. He left the house angrily after concerns were raised about his mental health. Hearn, who was on bail for assaulting a police officer and breaking his nose one week earlier, armed himself with a samurai sword and demanded that two terrified women get out of their car, which they refused to do. Still armed with the sword he then went back to his father’s house where two police officers from the local neighbourhood team arrived. Prosecuting, Samantha Lowther...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=4796

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