- Taxi driver Tabbasum Majid broke fellow motorist's arm with wheel wrench
- He cut in front of slow-moving BMW driver before launching brutal attack
- Majid's five-year-old son was in car when he flew into rage with the wrench
- Victim needed surgery and metal plate after assault but Majid avoided jail
Tabbasum Majid, 39, (pictured outside court) launched the attack on fellow driver Junaid Haji after becoming infuriated that he was 'driving too slowly'
A taxi driver who broke a fellow motorist's arm with a wheel wrench in front of his five-year-old son after flying into rage because the man was driving 'too slowly' has been spared prison.
Tabbasum Majid, 39, cut in front of slow-moving BMW driver Junaid Haji, forcing him to stop, before leaping out of his car - while armed with the wrench - and attacking the motorist.
Mr Haji had been driving along the road in Bolton, Greater Manchester, at an estimated speed of 20mph, which apparently infuriated Majid and sparked the 'spur of the moment' road rage attack.
The incident was described as 'completely unprovoked and unacceptable' by a judge at Bolton Crown Court but Majid was spared jail this week and instead ordered to pay £1,000.
The court heard how Majid, who had his son in his Saab car, took exception to Mr Haji's driving.
'Mr Haji's perceived sin was to be proceeding slowly because he was looking for a particular shop he was hoping to visit,' said Graham Robinson, prosecuting.
'But [Majid] immediately gave the finger to those in Mr Haji's vehicle and then made an overtaking manoeuvre, which Mr Haji says was dangerous,' added Mr Robinson.
Mr Haji sounded his horn, but then Majid gesticulated and cut in front of the BMW, forcing both vehicles to a halt. Majid then jumped out of his car armed with the wrench.
'There was an exchange of words in which Mr Haji remained calm,' said Mr Robinson, but added that Majid was boastful and arrogant and the two men became involved in a scuffle.
Mr Haji held up his arm to defend himself, but Majid brought down the wrench 'with considerable force'. The victim's arm was broken and he needed surgery to insert a metal plate.
Judge Graeme Smith was told how the two men continued to fight and Mr Haji was punched and fell into a car which was being driven past at the time, causing it to dent.