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Taxi firm owner found guilty

PUBLISHED: 11:27 16 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:40 03 March 2010

THE owner of a taxi company accused of hitting a man in the face after a row over parking has been found guilty of assault.

Peter Baker, 45, of Windmill Hill, Capel St Mary, was accused of causing grievous bodily harm to Anthony Dixon at around 7am on March 29 this year.

THE owner of a taxi company accused of hitting a man in the face after a row over parking has been found guilty of assault.

Peter Baker, 45, of Windmill Hill, Capel St Mary, was accused of causing grievous bodily harm to Anthony Dixon at around 7am on March 29 this year.

Yesterday a jury found Baker not guilty of causing grievous bodily harm to Mr Dixon but guilty of a less serious charge of assault causing actual bodily harm.

Judge Peter Thompson adjourned the case until next month for a pre-sentence report.

Baker was released on bail and was warned he could be sent to prison.

During the trial Ipswich Crown Court heard that Mr Dixon angered Baker and his partner by parking in a lay-by as he arrived to visit his girlfriend who also lives in Windmill Hill.

Baker is alleged to have struck Mr Dixon causing an injury to his cheekbone after the argument escalated.

After his arrest Baker told police he had been on his way back to Suffolk from Bristol with a client at the time of the alleged incident.

He refused to give details of the client he had driven because he claimed he ran a confidential chauffeuring service.

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