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Two men found guilty after police officer was deliberately run over in the Market Square, Aylesbury

| August 3, 2018

The Market Square, Aylesbury. (Archive picture)

Two men have been found guilty following an incident in the Market Square, Aylesbury in which a police officer was deliberately run over.

On Monday 30th July 2018, Corey Allard, aged 21, of no fixed abode was found unanimously guilty by a jury of one count of grievous bodily harm and one count of dangerous driving. Omar Trent Burke, aged 25, of The Pastures, High Wycombe was found unanimously guilty by a jury of one count of assisting an offender.

The convictions are in relation to an incident that occurred just after 3.00pm on Tuesday 13th February 2018 in the Market Square, Aylesbury.

Officers from Thames Valley Police were called to the Market Square in Aylesbury following reports that a vehicle had collided with an on duty police officer. Following the collision with the police officer the driver of the vehicle failed to stop.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Andrew Melton of Force CID based at Aylesbury Police Station, said: ‘Corey Allard deliberately drove the vehicle at a police officer, who was attempting to stop the car as it was believed to be used in the supply of drugs in the Aylesbury area.

After the collision, Allard and his friend, Omar Trent Burke, wiped down the vehicle, a red Vauxhall Astra, in order to remove their finger prints.

Burke then helped Allard escape Aylesbury by organising a taxi to Reading.

This case demonstrates the dangers that face police officers and staff on a delay basis. The officer was taken to hospital with head injuries, but thankfully they were not as serious as first thought and he was later discharged. The officer was incredibly fortunate to have walked away from this incident with minor injuries, thanks to his quick reactions and sheer luck. The officer is now back on duty.

I am pleased that the defendants were found guilty of the charges against them, and they will be sentenced in due course.

As part of the police investigation, Allard and Burke also pleaded guilty to one count each of being concerned in the supply of class B drug, cannabis.

Co-defendant, George Michael Green, aged 23, of no fixed abode pleaded guilty to one count of possession of class B drug, cannabis.

All defendants were in the car at the time of the incident, Allard was driving while Burke and Green were passengers.

The men will be sentenced at a court and date yet to be announced.

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