Minicab driver jailed for punching 10-year-old after his car was hit by snowball » National Taxi Association

A minicab driver has been jailed for punching a 10-year-old boy he suspected of throwing a snowball at his car. Constantin Filipescu, aged 36, hit the terrified youngster in the face – even though the missile was thrown by his friend. The 10-year-old was left hysterical and unable to sleep, Plymouth Magistrates’ Court heard. District judge Diana Baker, jailing him for six weeks, said the attack back in January had a “appalling” effect. The mother of the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she happy with the sentence. She said after the hearing: “I think it is fair. He hurt my child. He is a changed little boy.” The mother called on him to be stopped from working as a driver again. Filipescu, of Monica Walk, Greenbank, admitted common assault against the youngster on January 22. Gareth Warden, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said the 10-year-old was among a ...

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