Thugs sentenced for assault on taxi driver

TWO thugs who left a Worksop taxi driver battered and bruised following a dispute over a fare have been sentenced.

Nathan McEvoy, 21, from Dinnington was sentenced to five months in prison at Worksop Magistrates’ Court on Monday for his role in the unprovoked two-on-one attack in December of last year.

His accomplice Michael Robinson, 23, also from Dinnington, was handed a four-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work in the community for his part in the act.

District Judge Diane Baker said: “This was an assault on a public servant in the early hours of the morning, while you were in drink.”

“It’s had a psychological effect on him and the way he does his job.”

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