Our thanks to Francis for this.
Ghazunfer Ali, the taxi driver, was off work for six weeks – presumably receiving no financial compensation from Ms Battye – and is scarred for life. Judge Leslie Hill made the customary derisory claim:
‘You will probably never realise just how close you came to going to prison.’
As a woman, she didn’t come close. As a woman with a five-month-old child, she was more likely to be struck by lightning than go to prison for the offence.