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A mother known as the ‘Pimlico Pusher’ who pushed a retiree onto a moving bus after a fight at a supermarket avoided jail.
Amelia Doris, 40, was caught on CCTV attacking Linda Lancaster on Vauxhall Bridge Road in central London on May 29, 2018.
Lancaster had tried to avoid Doris by going around the block after the argument broke out in a Tesco Express.
The court heard Doris tell Ms. Lancaster, in her 60s, ‘you’ve met the wrong woman, white bitch.’
The two women’s paths crossed again after leaving the supermarket and Doris pushed the pensioner headfirst into the moving bus, Prospero House, one of London’s new Nightingale Courts, was told.
CCTV footage showed Doris, accompanied by her youngest son, brutally attacking the older woman before fleeing the scene.
Ms. Lancaster fell forward through the passenger doors of the bus and sustained a cut to her head, as well as scratches and bruises on her ankles, shins, and knees. She also suffered a muscle injury to her shoulders.
Doris admitted that the assault resulted in actual bodily injury and racially aggravated assault with beatings.
She was sentenced to 10 months in prison, suspended for one year, with six months of mental health treatment and a 26-day rehabilitation requirement.
Amelia Doris, 40, was caught on CCTV attacking Linda Lancaster on Vauxhall Bridge Road, central London, on May 29, 2019. She shoved the woman into the path of a moving bus
Prosecutor John Livingston said the argument broke out at the box because Doris believed that Lancaster’s basket had hit her son’s head.
Mrs. Doris started screaming, raised her voice.
‘She started yelling at Ms. Lancaster and at one point she said’ you’ve met the wrong woman, white bitch, ‘Livingston said.
Doris then proceeded to push Ms. Lancaster, causing her to trip to the ground.
After leaving Tesco, she Doris continued to act ‘very aggressive’ and yelled at the store, saying ‘look what happens when you leave’, the court was told.
Concerned that Doris might see where her car was parked, Ms. Lancaster walked around the block hoping to avoid her.
She walked around the block and finally came back in front of Tesco’s again.
“Miss Doris was still there,” said Mr. Livingston.
“She pushed her into the side of a bus that was approaching her, so that she hit her head against the front doors of that bus.”
Ms. Lancaster, who ‘thankfully’ was spared even worse injuries, was left with a cut to her head, gravel-encrusted knee cuts and bruises on her hands and shoulders.
Livingston said the incident had a “considerable impact” on Ms. Lancaster in terms of her mental health.
She says: ‘This has caused me to suffer from PTSD, for which I am receiving ongoing counseling’ because she had just been released from the hospital after major surgery.
‘She says that she is not a confrontational person. She also points out that she is lucky not to be worse hurt in the physical sense.
“She says that she found the incident extremely frightening,” the prosecutor said.
But their paths crossed again and Doris shoulder barged her head-first towards the moving bus
Since the attack, Ms Lancaster had completely changed her demeanor and moved out of London for fear of meeting Doris again, the court heard.
Her ability to do her job in the travel industry was affected by the incident, as was her social life.
“I am reluctant and avoid going out to do basic things like going to my local grocery store,” Ms. Lancaster wrote.
Judge Sally Cahill, QC, told Doris: ‘Your victim was someone completely unknown to you.
She was shopping, minding her own business in the store, when, as a result of a slight you seem to have taken, you started assaulting her and calling her an abusive name.
Later you stayed outside the store and after a while you pushed her towards what turned out to be a bus coming down the road.
“Medical evidence has been presented regarding his hearing and optical facilities, and there is little doubt that as a result of them he may not have appreciated the full scope of what was to happen.”
The judge added that the victim, although fortunate to have escaped even worse injuries, has had to make “substantial” changes in her life as a result of the attack.
‘You are someone of good character earlier, which makes this incident completely out of line and actually quite inexplicable.
Ms Lancaster fell forward into the passenger doors of the bus and suffered a cut to the head, as well as grazes and bruising to her ankles, shins and knees. She also sustained muscle injury to her shoulders
“It is an incident that I view with great concern because the only way it can be explained is that it is as a result of his loss of patience or as a result of his mental health,” he added.
Doris attended the hearing via video link from her apartment.
Darryl Cherrett, in defense, said: “My client has had a significant mental disorder and a learning disability for some time and some difficulty evaluating situations involving her children.”
He said Doris had a history of “ significant domestic violence, ” including one of her children, and she interpreted the incident as Ms Lancaster hitting her son on the head.
“Given Ms. Doris’s absence of any prior convictions, something must have happened to trigger this incident,” Cherrett said.
Doris became known as the ‘Pimlico pusher’ when police requested information after the assault.
Police Detective Samantha Edwards, who led the investigation, said at the time: ‘This was an unprovoked assault that could have had much more serious consequences.
“It goes without saying that the victim has been deeply emotionally affected by this entire incident.”