Solicitors acting for Majid Rehman say they will launch an appeal against the prison sentence given to him today. They describe the 15-year sentence as 'off the Richter scale.'
– Mr Nadeem Majid M & M Solicitors
Whilst it was accepted that a custodial sentence was inevitable upon conviction the sentenced passed today is off the Richter scale and we will launch an appeal.
Mark Underwood was one of the passers-by knocked down by Majid Rehman in March. He got serious burns after being trapped underneath the taxi. Today, he went back to where it happened with our Correspondent Carl Edwards, and said he felt 'lucky' to still be alive.
During Majid Rehman's trial, the court heard that he used his car to target six rail workers after having an argument at the taxi rank outside Cardiff Central station. He drove into the men, as well as two other passers-by on a pavement on Wood Street, close to the Millennium Stadium.
Sentencing Rehman, the judge said: 'It was holy unjust behaviour - intolerable behaviour in a civilised society. To use a motor vehicle as a weapon is an extremely serious crime.'
A taxi driver who was found guilty of deliberately knocking down eight people in Cardiff city centre in March has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Majid Rehman, from Grangetown, denied the charges, which included causing grevious bodily harm with intent, and wounding with intent.