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Racist thug who accused Asian taxi driver of carrying out Manchester Arena bombing is jailed

Racist thug who accused Asian taxi driver of carrying out Manchester Arena bombing is jailed

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Tuesday August 01 2017

The London Economic reports that a thug has been jailed for accusing an Asian cab driver of being responsible for the terrorist attack in Manchester, and for carrying out a violent attack against him.

Terrence Poxon, 58, racially abused the victim by accusing him of “firebombing kids” and by shouting “guilty” at him. He then pulled out a wooden bat and began hitting the cab, smashing three windows and making dents in the vehicle.

The incident took place on May 28, less than a week after the Manchester Arena bombing. Poxon got in the taxi and, when asked where he wanted to go, he became abusive. He was wearing a Union Jack t-shirt as he intended to parade it around Normanton, Derby. He admitted to be carrying a wooden bat in case someone challenged what he was wearing.

Upon arrest, Poxon showed no remorse, as he confronted the officers by saying “yes, I am being racist”. He also said that he wanted the taxi driver “to feel like the little kids did at the Manchester bomb.”

He admitted racially aggravated public order offence, racially-aggravated criminal damage and threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place. The Derby Crown Court Judge Nirmal Shant QC, told him “The victim was doing nothing more than carrying out his job in a law abiding way when you decided you were going to teach him a lesson for something he was not responsible for. Your behaviour was wholly unacceptable.”

Poxon was sentenced to 25 weeks in jail.

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