Prisoner grabbed refuse collector by the throat and pushed him on a car

Court case
Court case

A prisoner on weekend leave from North Sea Camp open prison near Boston, assaulted a refuse collector in North Somercotes, a court has been told.

Carl John Grubey, 27, who is serving a six year prison sentence for causing grievous bodily harm, admitted the assault on East Lindsey refuse collector Matthew Taylor, when he appeared via video link before Skegness Magistrates Court.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said that Mr Taylor was collecting in Locksley Close, North Somercotes, at 10am on October 24.

The court heard that he became aware of Grubey coming up behind him, shouting at him.

As he knew Grubey used to be a refuse collector himself, he thought he just wanted a chat, Skegness Magistrates Court heard.

But as he got closer he realised that he was angry and then he started demanding to know from Mr Taylor where his brother Phil was.

When Mr Taylor told him he did not know, Grubey grabbed him by the throat and pushed him back into a parked car.

When a fellow worker came to help Mr Taylor, he told Grubey he had been stupid as there were cttv cameras on the vehicle and the whole thing had been filmed, at which Grubey stopped and apologised and asked Mr Taylor not to report it.

Mr Clare said Mr Taylor was left with red marks on his throat and a swelling over his eye.

In defence, Gary Farmer told the magistrates that Grubey had lost his weekend leave privileges and with it the job he had arranged for weekends with Boston Council.

The magistrates fined Grubey £100 but as he was unable to pay that amount as he was a serving prisoner, they substituted a day’s imprisonment instead.