Taxi smasher gets £600 fine for abuse

Plea change: Luke Sidwell

Plea change: Luke Sidwell

First published in News Richmond and Twickenham Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A Twickenham man was fined and hit with a community order after smashing the door of a taxi in Barnes.

Luke Sidwell, 24, of Wellesley Road, caused more than £1,840 of damage to the door of a taxi owned by Reza Asgar-Pour on December 1 last year.

He was also sentenced for one count of using threatening, abusive or insulting language toward Mr Asgar-Pour at Castlenau.

Appearing at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on August 20, where he changed his plea to guilty on both counts, Sidwell was fined £610.

He also received a community order for each crime to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months.

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