Road-rage driver jailed for 16 weeks after beating pensioner, 81, over her ‘slow driving’ appeals sentence and is freed on bail after serving just FIVE DAYS
- Fast food delivery driver was jailed after hitting pensioner who told him to watch his language when he swore at her for driving too slowly
- Court had heard Yasin called her a ‘stupid f****** bitch’ and ‘an old cow’
- Usman Yasin lodged application for bail as part of appeal and was granted it
- Depending on outcome of appeal, he could return to prison
By Larisa Brown
PUBLISHED: 09:52 GMT, 22 October 2012 | UPDATED: 10:42 GMT, 22 October 2012
A driver who was jailed for beating up an elderly woman who told him to watch his language has been freed on bail after serving just five days.
Usman Yasin, 30, received a 16-week sentence after being found guilty of hitting 81-year-old Patricia Pearson after she covered his mouth to stop him swearing at her for driving too slowly.
The disabled pensioner suffered horrific injuries during the attack in June this year and told the police the the ordeal had left her feeling ‘vulnerable’.
But now she is outraged after her attacker, who has lodged an appeal against his conviction, was granted unconditional bail while he awaits the verdict.
Mrs Pearson said: ‘I’m really fuming about the whole thing – it beggars belief. It is a farce and the law in this country is nothing but an ass.’
Mrs Pearson, a former school cleaner from Birkenhead, said her attacker’s release on unconditional bail – which means there are no restrictions on his freedom – was ‘an absolute disgrace’.
Yasin was jailed on October 10 after Burton Magistrates’ Court heard he hit Mrs Pearson due to her alleged slow driving.