Taxi driver headbutted and punched by drunk passenger as they travelled at 70mph along dual carriageway


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Taxi driver headbutted and punched by drunk passenger as they travelled at 70mph along dual carriageway Taxi picked Anthony Coyle, 25, up from Horden Labour Club this monthAgreed a 20 fare to take him to MiddlesboroughTaxi stopped at shop so Coyle could buy bottle of wine to drinkCoyle then started banging dashboard and attacked driver when he was asked to stop By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:25 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:53 GMT, 25 April 2013 Thug: Anthony Coyle, 25, head-butted and punched a taxi driver in the face as he drove to Middlesborough A thug head-butted a taxi driver at 70 miles an hour in a violent attack on a dual carriage way. Anthony Coyle then punched the cabbie, knocking his glasses from his face, as they travelled down the A19, on the outskirts of Hartlepool, Cleveland. Hartlepool magistrates heard the 25-year-old had booked the taxi from Peterlee firm, Red Line Taxis, to travel from the Horden Labour Club to Middlesbrough.

Student, 21, was so drunk "he was on the point of madness" when he fried hamster in pan


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Student, 21, was so drunk he told police his name was '1, 2, 3, 4' when they found him frying his friend's hamsterJames White admitted causing unnecessary suffering to flatmate's pet Dead hamster found in frying pan at student accommodation in YorkStudents complained when they smelt a 'pungent aroma' White was found collapsed on the floor when police arrived at the sceneTold police officers: 'I f****** fried it' when they discovered the animal By Sam Adams PUBLISHED: 13:44 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:24 GMT, 8 March 2013 A student who fried his flatmate's hamster has been ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid of work in the community. James White, 21, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the female Syrian hamster after a court accepted it could not be established whether the animal was alive when it went into the pan. District Judge Roy Anderson told White he was sentencing him on the basis the rodent died minutes before, when the defendant was handling it

Batman: Costume-wearing vigilante who marched suspect into a police station is a Chinese takeaway delivery driver


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Batman unmasked (and he's no Bruce Wayne): Costume-wearing vigilante who marched suspect into a police station is a Chinese takeaway delivery driver Man in full Batman costume brought suspect in by the scruff of his neck Vigilante declared 'I've caught this one for you' before disappearing Caped crusader revealed as Chinese takeaway delivery driver Stan WorbySuspect was a friend of Mr Worby's who was wanted for fraud By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 12:41 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:50 GMT, 5 March 2013 The vigilante dressed as Batman who frogmarched a wanted man into a police station was today unmasked as a Chinese takeaway delivery driver.

Drunken "joker" left dangling over road for 90 minutes after bet with friends went wrong


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Drunken 'joker' left dangling over road for 90 minutes after bet with friends went wrongLee Bassett clambered over bridge above passing cars for 'bit of a dare'He lowered himself down before asking a fellow drinker to pull him upBut his friend was too weak to haul 29-year-old back onto the bridgeAll three emergency services called out to rescue him at cost of 5,000 By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 03:21 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 13 February 2013 A drunk prankster who dangled from a footbridge in a harness bringing traffic to a standstill had to be rescued at a cost to the taxpayer of nearly 5,000, a court heard. Lee Bassett, 29, clambered over the edge of the bridge above passing cars 'after a few jars' for 'a bit of a dare'

Serial criminal John Moir convicted of 218 offences laughs at police after receiving 43rd driving ban


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'Nothing is going to stop me': Serial criminal convicted of 218 offences laughs at police after receiving his 43rd driving ban John Moir, 46, of Ipswich, Suffolk, was caught driving while banned – againHe was jailed in 2010 after hitting Simon Jacobs, 45, who nearly diedMr Jacobs says 'Justice system must listen: he will kill someone next time' , for driving while banned, resisting a police officer and having no car insurance, for which he was jailed for five months. 'I believe he will kill someone eventually': Simon Jacobs, 45, nearly died after Moir drove into him in 2010 Moir admitted driving while banned, having no insurance, and two charges of theft. He received a four-month jail sentence for driving while disqualified, and three months for each theft to run consecutively.

Inside the seafront sweetshop where filthy saucepans were left on cooker caked with food and rubbish piled high


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Inside the seafront sweetshop where filthy saucepans were left on cooker caked with food and rubbish piled highPictures show filthy conditions in the kitchen of sweet shop Love to Fudge Owner Lucy Gillian Kappes pleaded to three hygiene offencesShe was fined 1,050 at Scarborough Magistrates CourtThe seafront shop remains open for business By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 14:03 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 7 February 2013 A seaside sweetshop owner has been fined after her premises were found covered in old food that had cemented itself onto cookers and work surfaces – but the shop remains open for business. Health inspectors found that the food preparation area in the Love to Fudge shop in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, breached several food hygiene laws. Pictures taken when the shop was visited show saucepans on top of a cooker that has food burned onto it and what is believed to be fudge or caramel pouring over the side of work surfaces.

Horrified mother making sandwich for son finds blood-covered heroin addict"s needle inside loaf of bread


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Mother finds heroin addict's blood-soaked NEEDLE inside loaf of bread from Tesco as she made sandwiches for her son Mother of son, 10, made shocking discovery in Roberts wholemeal breadNeedle was pushed through wrapper by David Rodgers, 61, last DecemberRodgers had been trying to avoid wife finding out he was back on heroin By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 11:33 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:05 GMT, 5 February 2013 A mother opened a loaf of bread bought at a Tesco store to make a sandwich for her 10-year-old – only to discover it contained a blood-covered needle used by a heroin-taking grandfather. The mother had taken two slices from the pack of Roberts wholemeal bread – which she had bought from the Tesco Express in Pendleton, Greater Manchester – when she made the shocking discovery. The needle had been pushed through the plastic wrapper by David Rodgers, 61, when he visited the shop with his wife, in a desperate attempt to avoid her finding out he was back on the drug.

Mother, 32, suffocated family dog with plastic bag because she refused to use her benefits to buy it food


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Mother, 32, suffocated family dog with plastic bag because she didn't want to spend her benefits buying it foodTracy Barker starved her family's German Shepherd Milo for several weeks She then suffocated him with a bag before putting his body in a wheelie binRSPCA officers found Milo in the bin outside Barker's Stoke-on-Trent homeBarker was jailed for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal By Suzannah Hills PUBLISHED: 11:06 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:03 GMT, 1 February 2013 Jailed: Tracy Barker, 32, was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison at Cannock Magistrates Court for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal A mother who suffocated her family's dog with a plastic bag because she could not afford to feed it has been jailed. Tracy Barker, 32, received an 18-week prison sentence after horrified RSPCA inspectors found the emaciated body of German Shepherd Milo stuffed into a wheelie bin outside her home. A court heard that unemployed Barker refused to spend any of her benefits on food for the dog – and instead locked him outside and ignored his pleas to be fed

Office worker, 24, fined 400 for dropping small sachet of SALT in front of litter warden


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Office worker, 24, fined 400 for dropping small sachet of SALT in front of litter wardenLaura Howells, 24, dropped the KFC salt sachet – measuring 2.5cm by 5cmShe was spotted by a council litter enforcement officer and given a 75 fineMiss Howells was taken to court when she failed to pay the fine and charged a further 316 in court costs and a 15 victim surcharge fee By Suzannah Hills PUBLISHED: 12:32 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:06 GMT, 28 January 2013 Fined: Laura Howells, 24, was given a 75 on-the-spot fine when she dropped a packet of salt in a car park in Llanelli, west Wales A young woman has been fined 400 for dropping a packet of salt on the ground in a car park. Office worker Laura Howells, 24, dropped the tiny sachet – measuring just 2.5cm by 5cm – as she ate her lunch from a KFC takeaway. But she was spotted eating in her car by a litter enforcement officer from the local council who handed her a 75-on-the-spot fine.

"Mo is inspiring me to sort my life out": Olympic hero"s brother vows to change his ways after being arrested during London riots

'Mo is inspiring me to sort my life out': Olympic hero's brother vows to change his ways after being arrested during London riotsOmar Farah was jailed after the riots but his double gold medalist brother stood by himHe said while Mo was busy training for the Olympics, he was going off the rails, mixing with the wrong crowdsNow the star is now helping him to rebuild his life – where he won the 5,000m and 10,000m titles for Great Britain – had provided the inspiration for him to stay out of trouble with the police. He said the experience of being in the young offenders unit made him never want to go back, adding that he did not want to 'doss around and get in trouble with the police.' He said while Mo was busy training for the Olympics, he was going off the rails, mixing with the wrong crowds