Travis Perkins driver threatened

A lorry driver for builders merchant Travis Perkins was threatened by a motorist when his lorry knocked off a wing mirror on the man’s car.

Adam Mumford was found guilty of threatening driver Lawrence Ferari and appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court last week where he was given a six-week prison sentence suspended for one year. He was also given 150 hours of community service work and ordered to pay £300 costs.

Ferari was driving the 7.5tonne lorry last September along a narrow road with cars parked on both sides. Whwen he realised he had knocked a wing mirror off a Ford Escort car he stopped to tell the owner. However, the court heard that Mumford ran out of his house and began shouting and swearing at him.

Mumford then made threats and took a two-foot metal bar from his car and shouted ‘I want the money for the damage now’.

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