Driver is convicted of attack
Friday 08 October 1993
A MAN who drove his car into a group of revellers at a carnival was yesterday convicted of dangerous driving and causing actual bodily harm. Leslie Caines, 56, drove into the group when he found a road blocked during the Chapeltown carnival in Leeds, in August last year.
A charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent was left on file after the jury at Leeds Crown Court failed to agree a verdict. Caines, of Broadlea Street, Bramley, Leeds, denied all charges.
The court was told how Caines sounded his horn and flashed his headlights, but when the road did not clear he drove into the crowd. Several people were injured.
Caines told the court his car darted forward when his foot slipped off the clutch.
Caines yesterday admitted a further charge of drink-driving. Sentence was adjourned pending reports.
- 1 Woman 'suffocates newborn baby in plastic bag and puts it in her desk minutes after giving birth'
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 Chinese student carries disabled friend to school every day for three years
Nepal earthquake in pictures: Photos show devastation caused by 7.8 magnitude earthquake
Royal baby: Live updates as superbug closes ward at St Mary's Hospital in London where Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth
Nepal earthquake: Rescuers forced to dig with their bare hands in search for survivors as images show damage to historic buildings
Ed Miliband and Boris Johnson in angry clash live on BBC's Andrew Marr Show
Bali Nine executions: British grandmother on death row in Indonesia Lindsay Sandiford says she 'just wants to get it over with'
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
£26000 - £28000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: Senior Accounts Assistan...
£24000 - £26000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: A highly successful, glo...
£22000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company is part of a Group...
£16000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you a a young, dynamic pers...