Escort turned Southampton Solent law student banned from driving for 18 months after smashing into motorcyclist

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By Thomas Connelly on

But her lecturer insists she’s a ‘model student’

A former escort who is now studying law at Southampton Solent University has been slapped with an 18-month driving ban after careering into a motorcyclist in her flashy convertible Audi.

Leanne Davies, appearing at Southampton Crown Court, pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving following the incident in January 2016.

The court heard how the second year law student had argued with a motorcyclist before she was captured on a dash-mounted camera veering onto the wrong side of the road and colliding with his bike (pictured below). Sam Wolf — who was on the receiving end of Davies’ shunt — suffered a dislocated shoulder, multiple wrist fractures and ligament damage.

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Phil Jones, a senior law lecturer at Southampton Solent, gave evidence in court in Davies’ case. The jurisprudence specialist described Davies as a “model student” who is “in the top five or 10 per cent of her class.”

But despite the glowing academic report, Davies also received a 12-month sentence, suspended for a year, and a £550 fine. Addressing the 30-year-old mother of two in court on Friday, Judge Gary Burrell QC quipped to Davies:

Ironically you are studying law, maybe you should implement what you learn.

But this isn’t the first time the aspiring lawyer has had a run in with the law.

According to the Mail Online, Davies has nine previous convictions and was already serving a suspended sentence for attempting to blackmail a doctor out of £10,000.

Last March, a Medical Practitioners Tribunal heard how Dr Rupert Pemsel paid to have sex with Davies while he was working a shift at the Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton. According to Matthew Lawson, prosecuting in the road rage case: “the defendant had been working as an escort when a member of staff at the NHS used her services. Both she and her partner made calls demanding money along with threats to tell his wife.” Davies pleaded guilty at Winchester Crown Court for this offence and was handed a 24-month suspended sentence.

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