Driver guilty of abusing man after collision
Man is cleared of racial abuse after video goes viral
A man who assaulted a woman and verbally abused her husband has been ordered to carry out community service.
Arun Ali (31) of Outfield, Bretton, hit Karolina Delega on the hand, and launched a stream of abuse at Mariuz Delega after a car crash in Alexandra Road, Peterborough on February 24.
Mrs Delega filmed part of the incident on her mobile phone, and the record- ing went viral on the internet - with more than 15 million views.
On Monday, Ali was convicted of using threatening/ abusive insulting words or behaviour, and driving without due care and attention at a trial at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court. He had pleaded guilty to assault by beating at a previous hearing.
However, he was cleared of racially/religiously aggravated common assault, racially/religiously aggravated harassment.
The video showed Ali calling Mr Delega ‘a pork eater,’ and a pig - which it was claimed was racially motivated. He had also hit Mrs Delega’s hand, knocking the phone to the floor, and chased after Mr Delega’s car in the residential street.
Deputy District Judge Andrew Johnson said: “I am not satisfied your conduct was racially motivated. It does not show hostility towards any racial group.”
Ali was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work, and told to pay compensation to Mr and Mrs Delega of £250 each. He was also ordered to carry out 20 days of rehabilitation requirement, and given three points on his licence.