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06 May 2020

Jail for man who spat at driver

A court has jailed a man who spat at a bus driver in the West Midlands and told her he had Covid-19.

Austin Haynes, from Birmingham, boarded the 126 bus in the Ladywood area of the city on Tuesday 14th April and refused to pay the fare for his travel, police said.

Austin Haynes
Austin Haynes
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When the driver challenged the man, he became aggressive and spat at both her and her cab screen, the court heard.

Birmingham Magistrates’ Court sentenced Haynes, from Bristol Road South, Northfield, to 17 weeks in prison after the 43-year-old admitted battery.


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