UPDATED: Bexley man says sorry for punching taxi driver from Data Cars in the face

This Is Local London: Bexley man pleads guilty to beating up Data Cars taxi driver Bexley man pleads guilty to beating up Data Cars taxi driver

A man from Bexley has pleaded guilty to punching a taxi driver from Data Cars in the face.

Taylor Platt, 21, of Danson Road, will be sentenced tomorrow at Bexley Magistrates Court after admitting beating up Salim Khan on February 15 this year.

Platt told the News Shopper: "I was just getting a lift home from North Heath to Bexleyheath and I asked the driver to take me to the Esso petrol station so I could get cash.

"He then said the fare would be £7 instead of £5. I was annoyed because he was trying to charge me an extra £2 for going 50 yards.

"I turned round and ended up hitting him accidently and knocking his glasses off.

"We had a bit of a tussle and we were both hitting each other.

"I then got out the cab and tried to just give him the money.

"It was a stupid situation that got totally out of hand.

"I pleaded guilty straight away because it was an accident and I did hit him first. I am really sorry."

The case was adjourned and Platt was bailed until the sentencing.

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10:25am Thu 6 Mar 14

Carparkattendant says...

Platt = Pratt
Platt = Pratt Carparkattendant
  • Score: 8

2:31pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Virtual-Monster says...

Another thoughtless bully who thinks he can do what he wants whenever he wants.
Another thoughtless bully who thinks he can do what he wants whenever he wants. Virtual-Monster
  • Score: 6

5:09pm Thu 6 Mar 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Virtual-Monster wrote:
Another thoughtless bully who thinks he can do what he wants whenever he wants.
So a man who hits a taxi driver is a bully, but another man who hits a thirteen year old boy is a hero?

You are weird.
[quote][p][bold]Virtual-Monster[/bold] wrote: Another thoughtless bully who thinks he can do what he wants whenever he wants.[/p][/quote]So a man who hits a taxi driver is a bully, but another man who hits a thirteen year old boy is a hero? You are weird. goldenbroomboy
  • Score: -7

6:27pm Thu 6 Mar 14

mouthalmighty says...

The £2 extra was for the time and inconvinience. You are lucky. Some would charge more. Time is money for taxi drivers.
The £2 extra was for the time and inconvinience. You are lucky. Some would charge more. Time is money for taxi drivers. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 7

8:56pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Virtual-Monster says...

goldenbroomboy wrote:
Virtual-Monster wrote:
Another thoughtless bully who thinks he can do what he wants whenever he wants.
So a man who hits a taxi driver is a bully, but another man who hits a thirteen year old boy is a hero?

You are weird.
Did I say that? My EXACT comment you are referring to was: "Spilled ketchup on seats, 13 year old responsible. What's the odds it wasn't an accident at all?" Where exactly did I say a man striking a 13 year old boy is a hero?

Oh dear.
[quote][p][bold]goldenbroomboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Virtual-Monster[/bold] wrote: Another thoughtless bully who thinks he can do what he wants whenever he wants.[/p][/quote]So a man who hits a taxi driver is a bully, but another man who hits a thirteen year old boy is a hero? You are weird.[/p][/quote]Did I say that? My EXACT comment you are referring to was: "Spilled ketchup on seats, 13 year old responsible. What's the odds it wasn't an accident at all?" Where exactly did I say a man striking a 13 year old boy is a hero? Oh dear. Virtual-Monster
  • Score: 16

12:36pm Fri 7 Mar 14

molsey says...

goldenbroomboy wrote:
Virtual-Monster wrote:
Another thoughtless bully who thinks he can do what he wants whenever he wants.
So a man who hits a taxi driver is a bully, but another man who hits a thirteen year old boy is a hero?

You are weird.
The taxi driver must be older than 13, or what man has hit a 13 year old? Please explain?
[quote][p][bold]goldenbroomboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Virtual-Monster[/bold] wrote: Another thoughtless bully who thinks he can do what he wants whenever he wants.[/p][/quote]So a man who hits a taxi driver is a bully, but another man who hits a thirteen year old boy is a hero? You are weird.[/p][/quote]The taxi driver must be older than 13, or what man has hit a 13 year old? Please explain? molsey
  • Score: 0

12:38pm Fri 7 Mar 14

molsey says...

Virtual-Monster wrote:
goldenbroomboy wrote:
Virtual-Monster wrote:
Another thoughtless bully who thinks he can do what he wants whenever he wants.
So a man who hits a taxi driver is a bully, but another man who hits a thirteen year old boy is a hero?

You are weird.
Did I say that? My EXACT comment you are referring to was: "Spilled ketchup on seats, 13 year old responsible. What's the odds it wasn't an accident at all?" Where exactly did I say a man striking a 13 year old boy is a hero?

Oh dear.
Above
[quote][p][bold]Virtual-Monster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]goldenbroomboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Virtual-Monster[/bold] wrote: Another thoughtless bully who thinks he can do what he wants whenever he wants.[/p][/quote]So a man who hits a taxi driver is a bully, but another man who hits a thirteen year old boy is a hero? You are weird.[/p][/quote]Did I say that? My EXACT comment you are referring to was: "Spilled ketchup on seats, 13 year old responsible. What's the odds it wasn't an accident at all?" Where exactly did I say a man striking a 13 year old boy is a hero? Oh dear.[/p][/quote]Above molsey
  • Score: 1

8:47pm Fri 7 Mar 14

j.j. says...

Data Cars' drivers can be poor drivers - I've noticed they don't use indicators or have much regard for speed limits on residential roads - but they haven't deserved this.
Data Cars' drivers can be poor drivers - I've noticed they don't use indicators or have much regard for speed limits on residential roads - but they haven't deserved this. j.j.
  • Score: 3

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