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Grandad who ran over bookmaker with MOBILITY SCOOTER spared jail
Man who used souped up mobility scooter to ‘battering ram’ racecourse bookmaker walks free. 

Using his mobility scooter as a battering ram, Tarquin Bibby, 89, drove over racecourse bookie Dik Venom in a fit of rage, a court heard.

Fitted with Nitrous Oxide, the extensively modified scooter could reach speeds of 70 mph - way above the legal limit of 4mph on a pavement.

Bibby claimed the assault was ‘an accident’ but race course witnesses said the pensioner went ‘f*cking mental’ - ploughing into the bookmaker after a disagreement over a price.

With a £1 bet on Jimmy Jumpsuit at odds of 2-1, the 80% deaf former WW2 veteran believed he had actually been given 200-1.

Expecting a £201 return, Bibby collected a paltry £3 from the Mugbet representative at Perth racecourse last July.

Shouting and swearing, the former WW2 pilot reversed 50 yards then charged at the bookmaker’s pitch.

Fast & Furious Grandad

The judge described Bibby’s motorized wheelchair as “something out of a Fast and Furious film”.

With a an acceleration rate of 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds, the OAP ‘truck’ was even faster than a Ford Fiesta.

Fitted with Nitrous Oxide, the extensively modified scooter could reach speeds of up to 70 mph - way above the legal limit of 4mph on a pavement.

Bibby was given a suspended sentence at Perth Sheriff Court House on August 12 for 6 months, fined £20,564.25 and banned from driving for 18 months.

Sentencing fiscal depute William Tupe said: “This was an act of malevolent evil for which an 8 year minimum in custody would be fitting.

However I have lost tons of cash to Mugbet so a 6 month suspended sentence till
after Goodwood is appropriate”.

Venom said: “This old nutter drove at me like a rocket, smashing up the pitch - wheel spinning over my head.”

Miraculously, Venom sustained no long term injuries.

“I was able to lay the remaining six beaten favourites so it was alright,” Venom said.

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