The owner of a coach firm headbutted a bus driver, smashing his teeth, before kicking him as he lay on the ground following a bust-up at a garage. Steven Orchard, 59, from Moston, claimed he acted in self-defence during the incident at a garage in Oldham , where one of his coaches was being serviced. But CCTV captured the moment the father - thought to own SO Coaches - flew into a rage at Prescott's Garage on May 18. Prosecutor Andrew MacIntosh told Minshull Street Crown Court the defendant launched his attack on the driver at another coach firm, a man he knew, after the pair had been involved in a sudden bust-up. The pair, who were there to repair and service their vehicles, became involved in a foul-mouthed exchange. The court heard the defendant said 'how are you?' but the victim believed Orchard was 'taking the p***', and told him to 'sling it d** h***'. The defendant was said to have replied 'what are you saying you cheeky little p****?' before headbutting the victim. CCTV of … [Read more...] about Coach firm owner escapes jail for headbutting bus driver
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Omniasig registered a positive development and a profitable result in the first half of 2018, with gross written premiums increasing by more than 9 percent over the same period of the previous year, with a total of over RON 558 million. The total amount of compensation paid during this period amounted to over RON 306 million. On the PROPERTY segment, the most significant damage, worth approx. RON 1.7 million was caused by a hotel fire. The following two damages in the top of the damages on this line of products were caused by the breaking of the boom of a crane (about RON 590,000), respectively by an electric short-circuit which caused a crane to fire. For legal entities, Omniasig offers the AUTONOMOUS DAMAGE facility with a value of up to RON 10,000 endorsed on Property policies, for the following insured objectives and risks; Building – Piping and discharge water / Atmospheric phenomena; Fragile goods – Temperature variations, other than those due to a normal heat … [Read more...] about Omniasig recorded a gross written premium of RON 558 million in the first half of the year
Former inter-county hurler and garda, Aidan Flanagan, was awarded €1.16m for a work-related injury last week, but the case raises many questions about how garda management dealt with an injured member, writes Michael CliffordON the road from Cork to Dublin, Garda Aidan Flanagan stopped in Mitchelstown, where he met his father, who had travelled from his home, outside Cashel, in Co Tipperary.Garda Flanagan needed the price of the petrol to get him to Dublin. He was booking himself into St John of God’s psychiatric hospital. In the weeks preceding this lowest point, in August, 2015, Aidan Flanagan had been faced with an unenviable dilemma.The father-of-three had to pay the costs of his children returning to school the following month. He also had to pay for the painkilling drugs to relieve excruciating pain. He had no money. His salary had been stopped by An Garda Síochána. The bank was threatening to repossess the family home, because of his failure to keep up … [Read more...] about Fight for justice: Why did the gardaí add insult to injury?
Drink-driver Anthony Wright hit speeds of up to 78mph moments before smashing into a car - leaving a 10-year-old girl with catastrophic injuries. The youngster had her right leg amputated below the knee after the collision which left her mum with a bleed on the brain and a fractured vertebrae. 'Professional driver' Wright was driving an Audi A5 like a 'lunatic' and showing off to a friend at the time of the Newcastle smash. The 36-year-old failed a roadside breath test after giving a reading of 74 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than twice the legal limit of 35. His eyes were glazed, his speech slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. Now Wright has been jailed for 40 months and banned from the roads for five years, and until he passes an extended test. Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard the mother and daughter were in a Seat Leon car pulling out of Beattie Avenue onto Hempstalls Lane when they were hit by the Audi at 10.35pm on September 16. Their dog died in … [Read more...] about Girl, 10, loses leg after drink-driver smashes into her mum’s car
A clubber saw the ‘red mist’ and deliberately mowed down another man in his car after a dance floor argument, a court heard. Roman Dibden, 21, hit the man with his Seat Ibiza outside FAC 251 in the city centre after drinking vodka and Red Bull, a court heard. A judge ruled that Dibden deliberately knocked him down after leaving the nightclub in the early hours, despite the defendant claiming it was an accident. Manchester Crown Court heard that Dibden was out with a friend that evening, on July 25 last year. He had drunk one vodka and Red Bull before the row, it was said. Prosecuting, Charlotte Crangle told the court the victim accidentally bumped into Dibden, after another clubber had knocked into him. He said Dibden pushed him back and then a ‘scuffle’ broke out, which was quickly stopped by bouncers. The defendant denied this account, and said after buying a drink he had been punched and his earring was ripped out, causing bleeding. Dibden said his friend was … [Read more...] about Driver deliberately mowed down a man after ‘seeing red’ on FAC 251 dancefloor