Road rage driver who fractured man’s arm is locked up

Daily Echo: Ricky Severn Ricky Severn

A DRIVER was jailed after fracturing a man’s arm during a road rage incident.

Southampton Crown Court heard that Ricky Severn attacked fellow motorist John Evans, using a crutch to batter his vehicle.

The court heard how Mr Evan’s Ford Fiesta was left with a shattered windscreen, two broken windows and covered with dents.

During the incident near a corner shop in Wilton Road, Southampton, Mr Evans also suffered a fractured forearm.

An Italian visiting England witnessed the drama as he parked near the shop.

Speaking with the aid of an interpreter, Massimo Nocentini described how he heard a blast of a horn and shouting coming from both vehicles after they had passed him and then stopped.

Mr Evans got out of the Ford Fiesta and kicked the driver’s door on a Corsa before getting back into his car, he said.

Mr Nocentini then described how Severn started attacking the Ford Fiesta.

“From the sound, it was obvious the windscreen was shattered and he continued to hit the bonnet and other parts of the car.

“The other person was hitting the other side of the car and in a few seconds the car was completely destroyed.”

Asked by prosecutor Tom Wright how the violence ended, he replied: “The two people got back into their car and went away.”

Ricky Severn, 27, of Alder Road, Southampton, admitted affray and causing damage.

Judge Susan Evans QC, who read reports, jailed Severn for 28 months.

After the case, Dc John Hyland, of Shirley Police, said: “This whole incident demonstrates that there is a great need for tolerance on our roads. Standards of driving vary but no one has the right to take the law into their own hands.”

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11:47am Wed 9 Apr 14

Buntylicious says...

Well done to the Italian guy for agreeing to act as a witness - most British people would have turned a blind eye and "wouldn't want to get involved"!
Well done to the Italian guy for agreeing to act as a witness - most British people would have turned a blind eye and "wouldn't want to get involved"! Buntylicious
  • Score: 32

11:56am Wed 9 Apr 14

userds5050 says...

So matey with the broken arm got out first and booted his car.
Serves him right.
So matey with the broken arm got out first and booted his car. Serves him right. userds5050
  • Score: 25

12:03pm Wed 9 Apr 14

wwozzer says...

So the guy started it by kicking his door in yet the accused is banged up for retaliating?
So the guy started it by kicking his door in yet the accused is banged up for retaliating? wwozzer
  • Score: 24

12:06pm Wed 9 Apr 14

666sfc says...

So the guy that got out of his car first and damaged the corsa faced no charges ?
Or is this just half of the story.
Understand the sentence on the accused but provocation must have played a massive part in his actions. How many people would sit and do nothing while some guy is damaging their property.
So the guy that got out of his car first and damaged the corsa faced no charges ? Or is this just half of the story. Understand the sentence on the accused but provocation must have played a massive part in his actions. How many people would sit and do nothing while some guy is damaging their property. 666sfc
  • Score: 19

12:07pm Wed 9 Apr 14

KA says...

So why wasn't Mr Evans prosecuted for criminal damage then... After all he started it.
So why wasn't Mr Evans prosecuted for criminal damage then... After all he started it. KA
  • Score: 11

12:32pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Jesta-a-View says...

Six of one...and if someone got out and kicked my car they'd be getting off lightly with a broken arm.

Of course I would use all reasonable force to detain them for the Police to deal with but when confronted with a violent vandal, how much force would be reasonable?

The guy who got jailed made the mistake of pursuing the other guy and taking it out on the others car BEFORE giving him a dig. Better to have dragged him out, given him a dig and detained him for his violent vandalism.

To be honest though, both of them were prats were they not?

Having detained someone using due force who was involved in an assault on a woman in a shop I can tell you, I didn't take it easy on them and the Police were most grateful the oik hadn't had the chance to run off like the cowards usually do.
Six of one...and if someone got out and kicked my car they'd be getting off lightly with a broken arm. Of course I would use all reasonable force to detain them for the Police to deal with but when confronted with a violent vandal, how much force would be reasonable? The guy who got jailed made the mistake of pursuing the other guy and taking it out on the others car BEFORE giving him a dig. Better to have dragged him out, given him a dig and detained him for his violent vandalism. To be honest though, both of them were prats were they not? Having detained someone using due force who was involved in an assault on a woman in a shop I can tell you, I didn't take it easy on them and the Police were most grateful the oik hadn't had the chance to run off like the cowards usually do. Jesta-a-View
  • Score: 6

12:46pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

KA wrote:
So why wasn't Mr Evans prosecuted for criminal damage then... After all he started it.
It doesn't mention that he caused any damage. It simply says he kicked the door of the other guy's car.
[quote][p][bold]KA[/bold] wrote: So why wasn't Mr Evans prosecuted for criminal damage then... After all he started it.[/p][/quote]It doesn't mention that he caused any damage. It simply says he kicked the door of the other guy's car. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 4

12:46pm Wed 9 Apr 14

St.Winch70 says...

Both idiots, fighting over which one of them is the worst driver! A shame they didn't get hit by other road users as they jumped out for a bit of fisticuffs - knöbs!
Both idiots, fighting over which one of them is the worst driver! A shame they didn't get hit by other road users as they jumped out for a bit of fisticuffs - knöbs! St.Winch70
  • Score: 9

12:47pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

wwozzer wrote:
So the guy started it by kicking his door in yet the accused is banged up for retaliating?
A massive over-reaction rather than retaliation, I'd say. Someone kicked his car door, once, and in response he broke the guy's arm and wrote his car off?
[quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: So the guy started it by kicking his door in yet the accused is banged up for retaliating?[/p][/quote]A massive over-reaction rather than retaliation, I'd say. Someone kicked his car door, once, and in response he broke the guy's arm and wrote his car off? Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 3

1:12pm Wed 9 Apr 14

ToastyTea says...

Have to agree with previous comments, he might have gone over the top but the other guy kicked his door first so he got what he deserved really (even if a little far). The sentence seems extremely harsh aswell in my opinion (28 months ??) especially given he did not start the fight, people who go out and beat people up for fun or to rob them get far lighter sentences.
Have to agree with previous comments, he might have gone over the top but the other guy kicked his door first so he got what he deserved really (even if a little far). The sentence seems extremely harsh aswell in my opinion (28 months ??) especially given he did not start the fight, people who go out and beat people up for fun or to rob them get far lighter sentences. ToastyTea
  • Score: 8

1:16pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Quick! If we down-vote people, the facts they state will stop being true!
Quick! If we down-vote people, the facts they state will stop being true! Charlie Bucket
  • Score: -10

1:24pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

ToastyTea wrote:
Have to agree with previous comments, he might have gone over the top but the other guy kicked his door first so he got what he deserved really (even if a little far). The sentence seems extremely harsh aswell in my opinion (28 months ??) especially given he did not start the fight, people who go out and beat people up for fun or to rob them get far lighter sentences.
I don't agree. Hear me out. Evans kicked the guy's car door. It doesn't say he damaged it, just that he kicked it. Stupid, of course, but that doesn't then mean he's exempt from the protection of the law.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Have to agree with previous comments, he might have gone over the top but the other guy kicked his door first so he got what he deserved really (even if a little far). The sentence seems extremely harsh aswell in my opinion (28 months ??) especially given he did not start the fight, people who go out and beat people up for fun or to rob them get far lighter sentences.[/p][/quote]I don't agree. Hear me out. Evans kicked the guy's car door. It doesn't say he damaged it, just that he kicked it. Stupid, of course, but that doesn't then mean he's exempt from the protection of the law. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 1

1:25pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Red Eyes says...

Dirty rat peadophiles get a lesser sentence then that ! That's the main thing that annoys me about this story!
Dirty rat peadophiles get a lesser sentence then that ! That's the main thing that annoys me about this story! Red Eyes
  • Score: 4

1:49pm Wed 9 Apr 14

bigfella777 says...

It doesn't make sense does it. 28 months for this when they were both at it yet the taxi drivers in the mass brawl walk free.
Double standards.
It doesn't make sense does it. 28 months for this when they were both at it yet the taxi drivers in the mass brawl walk free. Double standards. bigfella777
  • Score: 13

2:15pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Smithy2000 says...

Mr Evans is in troube for purdry and fraud and intimidating his girlfriend to lie in court and say she was driving because he wasn't insured to drive the car and the car he got out and kicked had kids in it so the other man was protecting his kids! Mr Evans started it and lied the whole way threw and it all came out in court so hopefully he gets punished and put behind bars!
Mr Evans is in troube for purdry and fraud and intimidating his girlfriend to lie in court and say she was driving because he wasn't insured to drive the car and the car he got out and kicked had kids in it so the other man was protecting his kids! Mr Evans started it and lied the whole way threw and it all came out in court so hopefully he gets punished and put behind bars! Smithy2000
  • Score: 6

2:20pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Smithy2000 says...

There's always 2 sides to every story so u can't judge by what you read
There's always 2 sides to every story so u can't judge by what you read Smithy2000
  • Score: 5

3:19pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Smithy2000 wrote:
Mr Evans is in troube for purdry and fraud and intimidating his girlfriend to lie in court and say she was driving because he wasn't insured to drive the car and the car he got out and kicked had kids in it so the other man was protecting his kids! Mr Evans started it and lied the whole way threw and it all came out in court so hopefully he gets punished and put behind bars!
What on earth is purdry?
[quote][p][bold]Smithy2000[/bold] wrote: Mr Evans is in troube for purdry and fraud and intimidating his girlfriend to lie in court and say she was driving because he wasn't insured to drive the car and the car he got out and kicked had kids in it so the other man was protecting his kids! Mr Evans started it and lied the whole way threw and it all came out in court so hopefully he gets punished and put behind bars![/p][/quote]What on earth is purdry? Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 1

3:33pm Wed 9 Apr 14

wwozzer says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
wwozzer wrote: So the guy started it by kicking his door in yet the accused is banged up for retaliating?
A massive over-reaction rather than retaliation, I'd say. Someone kicked his car door, once, and in response he broke the guy's arm and wrote his car off?
And getting out of your car to kick someone else's car door is just high jinks is it? It's not at all a total over reaction to what was probably a trivial driving incident and a provocation likely to instigate a response?

The only person who had road rage was Mr Evans, if he ended up coming out of it worse off maybe he needs to watch his temper in future.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: So the guy started it by kicking his door in yet the accused is banged up for retaliating?[/p][/quote]A massive over-reaction rather than retaliation, I'd say. Someone kicked his car door, once, and in response he broke the guy's arm and wrote his car off?[/p][/quote]And getting out of your car to kick someone else's car door is just high jinks is it? It's not at all a total over reaction to what was probably a trivial driving incident and a provocation likely to instigate a response? The only person who had road rage was Mr Evans, if he ended up coming out of it worse off maybe he needs to watch his temper in future. wwozzer
  • Score: 2

3:46pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Smithy2000 says...

I was ment to say pursuting the courts of justice! (Lying in court once he had swore on the bible!)
I was ment to say pursuting the courts of justice! (Lying in court once he had swore on the bible!) Smithy2000
  • Score: 2

4:48pm Wed 9 Apr 14

RomseyKeith says...

Smithy2000 wrote:
I was ment to say pursuting the courts of justice! (Lying in court once he had swore on the bible!)
Did you mean perjury (the willful act of swearing a false oath or of
falsifying an affirmation to tell the truth, whether spoken or in writing)?
[quote][p][bold]Smithy2000[/bold] wrote: I was ment to say pursuting the courts of justice! (Lying in court once he had swore on the bible!)[/p][/quote]Did you mean perjury (the willful act of swearing a false oath or of falsifying an affirmation to tell the truth, whether spoken or in writing)? RomseyKeith
  • Score: 0

5:40pm Wed 9 Apr 14

bobby the crane says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
So the guy started it by kicking his door in yet the accused is banged up for retaliating?
A massive over-reaction rather than retaliation, I'd say. Someone kicked his car door, once, and in response he broke the guy's arm and wrote his car off?
they say a complete wright of, was that with crutches???
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: So the guy started it by kicking his door in yet the accused is banged up for retaliating?[/p][/quote]A massive over-reaction rather than retaliation, I'd say. Someone kicked his car door, once, and in response he broke the guy's arm and wrote his car off?[/p][/quote]they say a complete wright of, was that with crutches??? bobby the crane
  • Score: 0

6:17pm Wed 9 Apr 14

southamptonadi says...

Haha, both got there just deserts. Mr evens has learnt a lesson, don't get out and kick someone's car, coz they might be harder than you. And the other bloke, we'll don't retaliate like that, should of punched him and left it at that. Wouldn't of ended up in court then.
Haha, both got there just deserts. Mr evens has learnt a lesson, don't get out and kick someone's car, coz they might be harder than you. And the other bloke, we'll don't retaliate like that, should of punched him and left it at that. Wouldn't of ended up in court then. southamptonadi
  • Score: 1

7:49pm Wed 9 Apr 14

normal1965 says...

glad
glad normal1965
  • Score: -1

11:22am Thu 10 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

wwozzer wrote:
Charlie Bucket wrote:
wwozzer wrote: So the guy started it by kicking his door in yet the accused is banged up for retaliating?
A massive over-reaction rather than retaliation, I'd say. Someone kicked his car door, once, and in response he broke the guy's arm and wrote his car off?
And getting out of your car to kick someone else's car door is just high jinks is it? It's not at all a total over reaction to what was probably a trivial driving incident and a provocation likely to instigate a response?

The only person who had road rage was Mr Evans, if he ended up coming out of it worse off maybe he needs to watch his temper in future.
Did your mother never teach you that two wrongs don't make a right?
[quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: So the guy started it by kicking his door in yet the accused is banged up for retaliating?[/p][/quote]A massive over-reaction rather than retaliation, I'd say. Someone kicked his car door, once, and in response he broke the guy's arm and wrote his car off?[/p][/quote]And getting out of your car to kick someone else's car door is just high jinks is it? It's not at all a total over reaction to what was probably a trivial driving incident and a provocation likely to instigate a response? The only person who had road rage was Mr Evans, if he ended up coming out of it worse off maybe he needs to watch his temper in future.[/p][/quote]Did your mother never teach you that two wrongs don't make a right? Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 0

11:24am Thu 10 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

bobby the crane wrote:
Charlie Bucket wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
So the guy started it by kicking his door in yet the accused is banged up for retaliating?
A massive over-reaction rather than retaliation, I'd say. Someone kicked his car door, once, and in response he broke the guy's arm and wrote his car off?
they say a complete wright of, was that with crutches???
Apparently so.
[quote][p][bold]bobby the crane[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: So the guy started it by kicking his door in yet the accused is banged up for retaliating?[/p][/quote]A massive over-reaction rather than retaliation, I'd say. Someone kicked his car door, once, and in response he broke the guy's arm and wrote his car off?[/p][/quote]they say a complete wright of, was that with crutches???[/p][/quote]Apparently so. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: -1

8:52pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Stubs says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
Charlie Bucket wrote:
wwozzer wrote: So the guy started it by kicking his door in yet the accused is banged up for retaliating?
A massive over-reaction rather than retaliation, I'd say. Someone kicked his car door, once, and in response he broke the guy's arm and wrote his car off?
And getting out of your car to kick someone else's car door is just high jinks is it? It's not at all a total over reaction to what was probably a trivial driving incident and a provocation likely to instigate a response?

The only person who had road rage was Mr Evans, if he ended up coming out of it worse off maybe he needs to watch his temper in future.
Did your mother never teach you that two wrongs don't make a right?
No I was taught to stick up for yourself and do what you have to do.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: So the guy started it by kicking his door in yet the accused is banged up for retaliating?[/p][/quote]A massive over-reaction rather than retaliation, I'd say. Someone kicked his car door, once, and in response he broke the guy's arm and wrote his car off?[/p][/quote]And getting out of your car to kick someone else's car door is just high jinks is it? It's not at all a total over reaction to what was probably a trivial driving incident and a provocation likely to instigate a response? The only person who had road rage was Mr Evans, if he ended up coming out of it worse off maybe he needs to watch his temper in future.[/p][/quote]Did your mother never teach you that two wrongs don't make a right?[/p][/quote]No I was taught to stick up for yourself and do what you have to do. Stubs
  • Score: 1

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