Boss broke a driver’s jaw af­ter he got him up early

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CY­CLING bosses have stripped Amer­i­can doper Lance Arm­strong of his seven Tour de France ti­tles.

That’s a grand way of say­ing that his bike rides don’t count any­more.

Ar­sed? Nope, nor me. But he’s still a c***. A DUTY man­ager broke a worker’s jaw when he was called in dur­ing his time off to deal with a pa­per­work prob­lem.

Gary Cum­mings, 55, frac­tured Colin Hen­son’s jaw in two places with a sin­gle blow in his fury at be­ing dis­turbed early in the morn­ing.

A court heard that HGV driver Mr Hen­son had de­liv­ered a trailer to the Oneworld Lo­gis­tics de­pot in Wash­ing­ton, Tyne and Wear, that morn­ing but the pa­per­work he needed to com­plete his job was miss­ing.

New­cas­tle Crown Court was told: “Mr Cum­mings was not happy at be­ing called in at six am on May 31.

“Mr Hen­son pointed out that there was no pa­per­work and there was an ex­change be­tween the two men.

“With­out warn­ing Cum­mings punched Mr Hen­son in the face.”

The court heard the vic­tim was taken to hospi­tal where he was di­ag­nosed as hav­ing a dou­ble frac­ture to his jaw. He needed surgery and had a metal plate fit­ted.

Cum­mings, of Sacriston, pleaded guilty to caus­ing griev­ous bod­ily harm.

He was sen­tenced to six months prison, sus­pended for 12 months, and or­dered to pay £800 compo.

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