Cambridgeshire

Man jailed for fleeing court before taxi driver attack conviction

Curtis King
Image caption Curtis King was jailed for four weeks for fleeing court

A man has been jailed for four weeks for absconding from a court minutes before being convicted of attacking a Peterborough taxi driver in June 2011.

Curtis King, 23, of Cavendish Street, Peterborough, fled Huntingdon Crown Court on 9 February.

He was arrested on Saturday and appeared at Peterborough Crown Court where he was also remanded in custody for the assault on Mohammed Farooq.

Defending, Nenad Spasojevic said King had fled to "get his affairs in order".

He said King had made the "rash decision" to abscond as he feared he might be jailed immediately for the attack on Mr Farooq.

King, and his sister Tanisha King, were both found guilty of causing actual bodily harm.

Sentencing for that offence will take place at a later date.

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