Jailed: Racist road rage attacker who beat driver unconscious with an iron bar in Queensbury

Jailed: Ionut Scurtu

Jailed: Ionut Scurtu - Credit: Archant

A racist thug found clinging to a chimney above Queensbury Tube Station after beating a driver unconscious with an iron bar during a road rage attack has been jailed.

Ionut Scurtu, 35, of Stag Lane, Kingsbury, carried out his violent, unprovoked attack in Beverley Drive, before fleeing the scene, with his victim’s daughter in pursuit, and clambering on the roof in an escape bid.

Harrow Crown Court heard Scurtu was stuck in traffic and hurled racist abuse at a 53-year-old man who had been driving but stopped to help his daughter whose car had broken down and was causing the delay.

As the victim helped his daughter to push the vehicle off the road, Scurtu stormed over and threatened him before leaving the scene.

He reappeared with a three-foot long bar and smashed up the car’s windows before turning his attention to his victim causing him to lose consciousness.

The victim’s daughter courageously gave chase and caught up and grabbed him but he managed to break free and ran into nearby gardens. He made his way on to the roof of flats above the tube station and was brought down my officers in a police helicopter.

His victim sustained serious injuries to his head and arms and was treated for a lagre cut above his eye.

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Scurtu admitted racially aggravated grievous bodily harm, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon and was jailed for three years and 10 months.

Police Sergeant Den Fowler said: “Great praise is due to the victim’s daughter who relentlessly pursued her father’s attacker.

“This was a vicious, unprovoked attack in which the victim received serious injuries. Great thanks must go to the victim and his family who, with their support and co-operation, have ensured such a successful prosecution.”