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Trucker hit bus driver with axe
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
A MAN who cut a bus driver’s neck with an axe has been jailed for eight months.
Terry Stower, 53, of Sparta Street, Plumstead, was found guilty of actual bodily harm at Woolwich Crown Court following the attack on December 10 last year.
The court heard the 53-year-old was sitting in his truck in Sandy Hill Road around 7.45pm when the driver of a 51 bus asked him to move as he was blocking the route.
Stower, who was sentenced on July 4, hit the driver with an axe and drove off.
Greenwich police were helped by bus passengers who witnessed the attack and used CCTV images to identify the truck and the company Stower was then working for.
Officers found the 18in axe at his home when they arrested him two days later.
Detective Constable Debbie Jones said: “Stower displayed excessive violence against an innocent man who was purely doing his job.
“I am pleased with the result of this investigation. I hope Stower has time to reflect on the gravity of what he did and the lasting effect that his actions will have on the victim.”
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