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Rail boss in road rage court case

PUBLISHED: 13:28 19 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:33 03 March 2010

A DIRECTOR of Anglia Railways has admitted assaulting a man in a road rage incident.

Mark Pickersgill, 40, of Burrell Road, Ipswich today admitted the charge of common assault when he appeared at Ipswich Crown Court.

A DIRECTOR of Anglia Railways has admitted assaulting a man in a road rage incident.

Mark Pickersgill, 40, of Burrell Road, Ipswich today admitted the charge of common assault when he appeared at Ipswich Crown Court.

Father of one Pickersgill had originally faced allegations of assault causing actual bodily harm and a charge of common assault on Raymond White in Ipswich in February this year, and a trial was due to take place today.

But Mr Recorder Alastair Wilson QC discharged the jury after Pickersgill admitted the lesser charge of common assault.

The Recorder told the jury: "You were due to hear a road rage case but the defendant has pleaded guilty to common assault. The Crown finds that plea acceptable."

Pickersgill will be sentenced at a later date and was released on bail.

Pickersgill joined the board of Anglia Railways in January this year.

He was assigned to lead strategy in key areas such as performance, service delivery, operations and fleet development.

He was previously Anglia's Fleet and Engineering Manager and joined the company in 1994.

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