‘MO­MENT OF MAD­NESS’ SAW MUM RUN PART­NER INTO HEDGE

She saw red after he rode past on his bike

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MUM-OF-THREE Sha­bana You­nis mowed down her part­ner in a fit of rage.

The 31-year-old saw red when her part­ner rode past on his bike - with­out stop­ping to talk to her and chil­dren in the car.

She drove at him and knocked him into a hedge on July 26.

But the vic­tim wrote a let­ter to the judge ex­plain­ing that he caused her to be­have the way she did by ‘push­ing her but­tons’.

Now You­nis has been handed a 12-month com­mu­nity or­der at Stokeon-trent Crown Court.

The in­ci­dent was cap­tured on a home­owner’s CCTV in Wood­berry Av­enue, Trent Vale.

You­nis, of Spring­field Road, Trent Vale, pleaded guilty to dan­ger­ous driv­ing. She was orig­i­nally charged with at­tempt­ing to cause griev­ous bod­ily harm but was for­mally cleared of that charge.

Ja­son Holt, mit­i­gat­ing, said the com­plainant de­scribed the in­ci­dent as a ‘mo­ment of mad­ness’ and com­pletely out of char­ac­ter. Mr Holt said his client los­ing her li­cence has been a sig­nif­i­cant pun­ish­ment for her as she has to walk 45 min­utes to school and nurs­ery with her chil­dren.

Mr Holt said: “There were prob­lems with her part­ner, with him be­ing away and her re­cently hav­ing ma­jor surgery. See­ing him ride past, and the chil­dren cry­ing, she ended up act­ing the way she did. I ask you to take an ex­cep­tional course and pass a com­mu­nity or­der.”

You­nis has also been handed a 12-month driv­ing ban. She must also pay £300 costs. Judge David Fletcher said: “This is an un­usual case of dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

“You were the holder of a full clean driv­ing li­cence.

“You were a fully li­censed, ful­lyin­sured driver who, fol­low­ing a per­fect storm of things that were hap­pen­ing to you, be­haved for a very tiny amount of time in a way which was ex­tremely and highly dan­ger­ous in the way you drove your car.

“For­tu­nately for you the vic­tim on his pedal cy­cle fell into a hedge and there was very lit­tle in­jury to him.”

MO­MENT OF MAD­NESS: Sha­bana You­nis.

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