Robert Croucher, director of Hatton and Berkeley, has been jailed for twenty weeks.
A heavily intoxicated Mr Croucher was refused entry to a prestigious club and this is where he became aggressive and abusive towards the door staff. He then attempted to get in a Uber taxi but was refused a lift.
Mr Croucher was alleged to have kicked the taxi driver in the head. He pleaded guilty to assault, however, insisted that he only slapped his victim.
Mr Hussain, the taxi driver, explained that he Âgot out to open the door, and the gentlemen took the keys from through the window. He then slapped me. I was begging for my keys and he pushed me on the pavement.Â
In a twist of fate it was the door staffs body cameras and CCTV that allowed the club to fully assist the police with their enquiries. It would appear that video and audio came back to bite the copyright troll.
Magistrate Sandra Blandford stated ÂWe find that you did kick Mr Hussain a number of times while he was on the floor, and one of those kicks was to the headÂ.
Mr Croucher responded to his sentence with tears and ÂThis will destroy my life, I am the director of a company, and everyone would lose their jobsÂ. Â He has been ordered to pay Â£500 compensation, Â£620 costs and Â£115 victim surcharge.Â Â