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A TAXI driver caught reversing down a motorway was in fear for his life, Solihull Magistrates Court heard this week.

David Forbes, of Hawkesyard Road, Erdington, was seen reversing his Ford Galaxy taxi away from a traffic standstill on the A38 into Birmingham at Park Circus in August last year.

David Forbes, of Hawkesyard Road, Erdington, was seen reversing his Ford Galaxy taxi away from a traffic standstill on the A38 into Birmingham at Park Circus in August last year. The 35-year-old admitted the dangerous act but claimed that he was terrified that the riots, which had taken place the day before, August 10, were to blame for the block.

Mr Forbes was granted an absolute discharge by magistrates, meaning no punishment was given.

 

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