Dad cleared of robbing Brighouse cabbie

Scales of justice
Scales of justice

A father-of-one has been cleared by a jury of robbing a Brighouse cabbie in a late-night attack last year.

Richard Powe, 25, of Aysgarth Avenue, Lightcliffe, had denied being the passenger who punched 43-year-old Iftikhar Muhammad in the face and stole his night’s takings and a mobile phone during the incident in April.

After two days of evidence a jury at Bradford Crown Court took just an hour to reach their unanimous not guilty verdict on the robbery allegation.

The judge also made a defence costs order in favour of Powe.