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E-bike rider who nearly hit a young child in Cambridge has been jailed for punching a man

An e-bike rider who nearly hit a young child has been jailed for punching a man who challenged his behaviour.

Raeqwon Rhodes, 24, was riding along Garret Hostel Lane in Cambridge on August 7 last year with two friends.

Raeqwon Rhodes Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Raeqwon Rhodes Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Witnesses described how the trio were riding at high speed, swerving in and out of members of the public.

Rhodes was confronted by a mother after he nearly collided with her young child. He responded by shouting and being aggressive towards her, before riding off. He then brushed by a woman who was walking with her husband.

The husband, a man in his 40s, challenged Rhodes and the pair began to argue. Rhodes then lashed out, punching the man to his left eyebrow, breaking his glasses and causing a cut to his face.

Rhodes and his friends rode off and the victim’s wife drove him to hospital for treatment.

Rhodes, of Mowbray Road, Cambridge, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm.

On Thursday (October 12), at Cambridge Crown Court, he was jailed for 27 months, which included the activation of a suspended sentence order.

DC Leah Beckett said: “Rhodes’ behaviour that day started by riding his e-bike irresponsibly and then escalated to attacking someone who understandably challenged his actions.

“It was fortunate he did not collide with the young child and that nobody was more seriously injured.

“He clearly struggled to control his temper and I hope this time in jail will help him reflect on that.”

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