Jail for man who slapped 81-year-old in road rage attack

Patricia Pearson was slapped across the face in a road rage attack
Patricia Pearson was slapped across the face in a road rage attack Photo: ITV Central

The man found guilty of slapping 81-year-old Patricia Pearson across the face in a road rage attack has been sentenced to four months in prison.

30 year-old Usman Yasin was found guilty last month of assaulting Mrs Pearson as she was driving to see her husband's care home in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire.

Mr Yasin claimed he was acting in self-defence.

Usman Yasin claimed he was acting in self-defence
Usman Yasin claimed he was acting in self-defence Credit: ITV Central

Magistrates heard that Usman Yasim slapped Patricia Pearson in the face after becoming angry at the slow speed she was driving.

The attack last June left her with cuts to her face and feeling terrified.