Rhyl female taxi driver was in on crowbar attack plot …. on passenger in her cab

A female cabbie was in on a plot that saw men stop her taxi and attack the passenger she was carrying.

Gary Morgan was being taken along River Street in Rhyl when another car pulled in front of the cab he was in.

Two men jumped out and, armed with a knife and an iron bar, dragged Mr Morgan from the taxi and began to beat him.

Mr Morgan managed to defend himself as blows were rained down on him.

Taxi driver Bonnie Ainsley had offered to take the injured man to hospital after the attack, but he insisted on using her phone to call 999.

During the course of the police investigation, detectives found that there had been calls between her mobile and one belonging to one of the attackers in the hours leading up to the beating.

When she was interviewed by police after the August 2015 attack, the 40-year-old single mum claimed that she’d been asked by one of the gang to pick Mr Morgan up so they could attack him, but she’d refused.

However, she had gone a different route to the one Mr Morgan had originally asked for, and hadn’t seem surprised when the other car suddenly pulled up, blocking her path.

Today, she was found guilty to conspiracy to assault Mr Morgan by a jury at Mold Crown Court, and sentenced to 18 month in prison, suspended for two years.

The only reason she had avoided jail was because she had to care for her young son, Judge Rhys Rowlands told her.

She was placed on rehabilitation and she was tagged for four months to remain indoors between 9pm and 7am.

Her defence barrister Gary Rawlinson said she denied having any part of a plan to attack anyone.

In August, Aldo Tamburrini, 23, of Rhydwen Drive, Rhyl, was jailed for two and a half years for his part in the attack.

Christopher Roper, 27, of Hen-afon Road, Rhyl, received 28 months.

The conspiracy charge was dropped against Ryan Adamson, 22, of Rhyl Road, Rhuddlan, who stayed in the car while the other two attacked Mr Morgan.

He received an eight month prison sentence suspended for a year with 120 hours unpaid work in the community after he admitted assisting an offender on the basis that he drove the men away from the scene.

In his victim impact statement, Mr Morgan said that it had affected him greatly and he was medication for anxiety and depression.

What had happened to him would stay with him for the rest of his life, he said.

Ainslie, of Llewellyn Court, Rhyl, is now working in a cafe. Judge Rowlands said the police should tell Denbighshire council’s taxi licensing authority about her, because it would be inappropriate for her to return to driving a cab given the part she had played in the conspiracy.

source: http://www.dailypost.co.uk/