Leyland man jailed over assault and cab damage

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

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

Leyland man jailed over assault and cab damage

Leyland man jailed over assault and cab damage

The repairs were billed at £300.

The 35-year-old also assaulted the cabbie.

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.