‘I lost my cool’: Man who bashed cabbie apologises for attack

A motorcyclist who stopped traffic in the middle of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to attack a taxi driver admits he lost his cool.

On Thursday, the 20-year-old pleaded guilty to assault and menacing driving, telling 7 News he has learnt his lesson.

After initially denying the April assault to detectives, Kristian Constandinou finally came clean in court.

“I just kinda lost my cool, I guess,” Mr Constandinou told 7News. 

“He kind of aggravated me, but I should have taken a moment to think about my actions and, ah, just let it go.”

A 20-year-old Waterloo man pleaded guilty to assaulting a cabbie on the Harbour Bridge in April. Source: 7News

He punched a taxi driver no fewer than eight times to the head, kneeing him in the stomach again and again.

The relentless assault continued despite other motorists yelling out for him to stop.

It took two of them to actually get out of their car and physically pull him away from the taxi driver before he gave up.

The 20-year-old said he regrets his actions and apologised on camera. Source: 7News

“I don’t know what came over me. I’m not an aggressive person, but just that split second I lost my cool, there was a lot of things going on personally in my life,” Mr Constandinou said. 

“I regret my actions and to Mr Hussain, I sincerely apologise. I hope that you can find it in the kindness of your heart to forgive me.”

He will be sentenced in October.