NETTLESTONE MAN THAT HIT FEMALE BUS DRIVER IN THE FACE PLEADS GUILTY TO 2 OFFENCES

A 32-year-old man that almost burnt a support worker and later the same day struck a female bus driver in the face has been given a new 18-month community order.

Jake Dunkling, of Nettlestone Green in Nettlestone, appeared in court on Tuesday charged with 2 separate offences, both of which occurred on 25th August this year.

It was at around 14:00 that afternoon that Dunkling was present at Inclusion in Newport. He was smoking inside the building and had been asked by staff to put his cigarette out. Raising his voice and using foul language, he refused. The centre’s manager then brought a glass of water out to stub the fag out with, but Dunkling knocked the glass out of his hand. It’s at this point that Dunkling was asked to leave, but he replied “not without my f*cking bus fare”.

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Shockingly, Dunkling then attempted to stub his cigarette out on the face of the centre manager, who managed to knock Dunkling’s hand away preventing himself from being burnt.

Just 7 hours later, Dunkling was at Newport Bus Station trying to catch the Route 9 bus. Before the driver could board the vehicle, the 32-year-old walked on and was soon quizzed as to whether he had a ticket. He claimed he had lost it and became abusive, shouting at the female driver that he was homeless. It was at this point that Jake Dunkling threw his money at the driver and continued to shout abuse, using the word ‘c*nt’ multiple times.

A passenger from the upstairs of the bus confronted Dunkling, which aggravated the situation. With things escalating, Dunkling took a swing at the passenger but missed, hitting the bus driver in the face.

Oscar Vincent, defending, explained to the court that his client had suffered a determination in mental health in late 2020 and into 2021, which manifested itself between June and August – including an incident where Dunkling threw himself off a cliff. Mr Vincent said that Dunkling – who is now banned from Southern Vectis buses – recognises his behaviour was ‘entirely inappropriate’.

Probation provided an update on Dunkling’s progress to date, stating that he is currently on a methadone prescription and is due to go to rehab. They also said he is exploring religion and spirituality.

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Jake Dunkling admitted both assault by beating and using threatening/abusive words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of violence. Magistrates revoked an existing community order and resentenced to an 18-month community order with 25 rehabilitation days attached. He was ordered to pay £100 compensation.

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Mrs T
Mrs T
9 days ago

People like this, should be jailed.

WightWonderer
WightWonderer
Reply to  Mrs T
7 days ago

Convictions in the hundreds, a burglar, ten odd years of custodial sentences, arrests in the thousands. People like this need removing from the streets permanently. A danger to women, and to society in general!

David
David
9 days ago

Bad when he was a kid, still bad as an adult.

Bird table
Bird table
Reply to  David
8 days ago

I shudder to think what precipitated thebadness Is this a serial inherited badness? or did they just decide, im bad? Nevertheless, they are costing the taxpayer an absolute fortune. Id section them and go from there.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  David
8 days ago

it is one of those people that society would be much better off without – permanently.

Sunshine
Sunshine
Reply to  David
7 days ago

Oh right. Both parents were probably wasters then. If a child isn’t shown love and what is right and wrong, they grow up like this Jake Dunkling, thinking it’s ok to hit woman. Needs a real man to show him the ‘error’ of his ways and make sure he doesn’t do it again!!!!

WightWonderer
WightWonderer
Reply to  Sunshine
7 days ago

He beat his partner black and blue last year and got away with it

disillusioned
disillusioned
9 days ago

There is only one suitable place for this violent thug and that’s prison, and for a very long time. It really does send out the wrong message to others like this. Basically, just go out and do what you like then claim mental illness as the cause and you’ll virtually get away with it. Yet another fine example of our wonderful judicial system not serving the punishment to fit the crime!

Bert
Bert
9 days ago

Not a very big cliff then.

regina phlange
regina phlange
Reply to  Bert
8 days ago

Probably rolled down a hill

Ben
Ben
9 days ago

I can help him find a bigger cliff

Quaesetor
Quaesetor
8 days ago

This man’s behaviour is appalling but to wish him active misfortune is also appalling. He obviously needs help.

Bonny
Bonny
Reply to  Quaesetor
7 days ago

He has probably p*ssed in the face of “help” before now.

WightWonderer
WightWonderer
Reply to  Bonny
7 days ago

Faked an epileptic episode in the cells, until being informed otherwise, custody officers genuinely believed he was epileptic.
I’ve seen photos of his ex girlfriend, he was certainly well enough to almost kill her…. Multiple times!!

Bojosays?
Bojosays?
8 days ago

What a joke of a sentence

Wasp Star
Wasp Star
8 days ago

“Currently exploring religion”.
The last refuge of the scoundrel

The Truth
The Truth
Reply to  Wasp Star
8 days ago

Nope.
The last refuge of the scoundrel is ‘Patriotism’.
Often manifested as anti-immigration, pro-Brexit and blatant racism.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
8 days ago

methadone prescription and is due to go to rehab. They also said he is exploring religion and spirituality.

oh please…not the old “I have given up drugs and found jesus” – I never thought I would actually hear of someone trotting out that weak and feeble excuse again.

the bloke is just a pathetic failure and deserves nothing whatsoever, not even the bus fare home.

Sunshine
Sunshine
Reply to  isle of wighter
7 days ago

Should be banned from getting on all island buses, forever. Piece of filth.

ian johnson
ian johnson
8 days ago

I bet he hasn’t stopped laughing at his ‘slap on the wrist’ judgement yet. He will simply think tbat his behaviour is acceptable, and carry on in the same vein !!!!!

Anne Gree-Taxpayer
Anne Gree-Taxpayer
Reply to  ian johnson
8 days ago

and carry on in the same vein !!!!!”

… literally. Scum.

Sunshine
Sunshine
7 days ago

Jake Dunkling, your a piece of filth. Did Mummy and Daddy not tell you, a real man should never hit a woman?

Bansko
Bansko
7 days ago

I’m getting sick of reading the ‘same old’ all the time now. Be a total loser never trying to work and get gifted a home and most bills paid for; be a hideous violent person and get given free bus travel; or be even worse and get housed in a nice warm hotel. It beggars belief and my mind is all very wrong.

ron
ron
7 days ago

What an absolutely horrible piece of scum

bob
bob
6 days ago

lets hope he throws himself off a cliff again!

 

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