A man is facing jail after ploughing a car into a man and woman after an argument.
Michael Fasan, 29, was found guilty of attempted murder and dangerous driving after the argument erupted outside a nightclub when he asked a woman for her number.
The Old Bailey heard that in the early hours of Sunday, August 19, 2018, Fasan had approached a woman outside the club on South Street, Romford and asked for her telephone number.
She refused, saying she had a boyfriend, but later on Fasan approached her again while she was with a male friend and asked for her number again, asking the man if he was her boyfriend.
A row ensued and Fasan was heard saying: “my name is Sparks and you’re in my ends” before getting into the driver’s seat of a Ford Focus and driving into the man and another woman.
The man was left with wounds to his back and a cut to his finger while the woman suffered minor cuts and bruises. Fasan drove away from the scene.
The court heard that police launched an investigation after a video of the incident appeared on social media.
They recovered the Ford Focus and were also able to identify Fasan, who was arrested on August 22 on suspicion of attempted murder and later charged with attempted murder, dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving with no insurance.
His trial at the Old Bailey heard that Fasan referred to himself as ‘Sparks’ and his DNA was found on the steering wheel and seat adjuster of the Ford Focus.
Fasan was found guilty of attempted murder and dangerous driving and was remanded in custody for sentencing at the Old Bailey at a later date.
Detective Constable Jon Bounds, from the East Area Command Unit, said: “This was a violent and unjustified outburst of anger from Michael Fasan, who intentionally used the Ford Focus as a deadly weapon.
“It is through pure luck, both victims in this case have not received more serious, or even fatal, injuries.
“I would like to thank the witnesses who supported this investigation and provided evidence at court, enabling Michael Fasan to be brought to justice and face the consequences of his actions.”