Deliveroo Driver bit off Customers Thumb – Rebecca Austin prosecuted for the Crown

March 20, 2024

Jenniffer Rocha, 35, a food delivery driver, bit off a customer’s thumb during an altercation.  She pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm.

Rocha was working as a “substitute” driver for Deliveroo using someone else’s account when she attacked Stephen Jenkinson, 36, near his home in Aldershot, Hampshire.

Jenkinson had ordered a pizza on the food delivery app on December 14, 2022 but Rocha arrived at the wrong location.  The altercation occured after Jenkinson went to meet her but forgot his phone with the delivery code on it.

Jenkinson told the BBC he raised his hand to Rocha’s motorcycle helmet and she bit his thumb, which was severed just above the knuckle.

Rocha will be sentenced on 3rd May 2024.