Tabbasum Majid, lost it in road rage incident, braking a motorist’s arm with wheel wrench
A motorist who was accused of driving to slowly through Bolton was subjected to a violent attack, by a “taxi driver”. Tabbasum Majid, 39, who was following the victim through Bolton last July, lost the plot after being stuck behind Mr Haji.
It is estimated that Mr Haji was travelling at around 20mph with his mother and two brothers in the car while they looked for a shop.
Majid, who had his five-year-old son in the car with him, swore at Haji and overtook him in a ‘dangerous manoeuvre’, forcing the BMW to brake. Majid then took the wheel wrench out of his car and ‘with considerable force’ hit his victim, breaking his arm.
Majid used such force that the break was so bad that Mr Haji had to have a metal plate put into his arm.
The judge told him: ‘Anyone who spends any period of time driving around a city certainly learns to put up with other people’s driving they find objectionable.’
He pleaded guilty to GBH and was given a 21-month prison sentence suspended for two years. He was also ordered to carry out 240 hours of community service and ordered to pay £1,000 in compensation and costs.
Majid was sacked by Blue Moon Taxis after the attack.
It wasn’t made clear in court if Majid was a taxi or private hire driver, a frustrating problem when referring to the trade but based on the private hire company he worked for it would be fair to conclude he was a private hire driver, not a taxi driver.