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Mobility scooter couple in court

Stills taken from the viral video.

Stills taken from the viral video.

a court reporter

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 9:00

A MARRIED couple, one riding a mobility scooter, assaulted a man as the result of a family feud, Island magistrates heard.
Gemma Day, 31, got off her scooter and pursued the man on crutches during the incident, footage of which went viral on social media.
Both Gemma Day, and her husband, Christopher Day, 39, now of Devon, admitted a joint charge of racially aggravated common assault when they appeared before the bench last Friday.
Christopher Day used racist language towards their victim although his wife denied she had used racist language herself towards their victim, Joshua Robinson, during the incident in Ryde on July 10, the court was told.
Christopher Day was involved in a feud with his brother and the victim was his brother's stepson, said Vivian Ducie, prosecuting.
A tussle took place between Christopher Day and Mr Robinson and Gemma Day was seen to punch him several times in the torso.with Day using racist language.
Gemma Day was seen to punch Mr Robinson several times in the torso.
The incident was filmed by a passer-by on his mobile phone and was partially captured on CCTV.
It was discussed on social media to such an extent the couple were forced to move from the Isle of Wight to Devon, the court was told.
The clip can has been posted here (warning — contains offensive language).
The incident began outside the the Santander bank and continued along High Street.
Barry Arnett, defending, said his clients had not gone out looking for trouble and there had been 'history' between the two families.
The case was adjourned for sentence at Exeter Magistrates' Court on December 1. 
Both were granted unconditional bail.

 


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