Two men jailed following incident in which a police officer was deliberately run over in the Market Square, Aylesbury
Two men have been jailed following an incident in the Market Square, Aylesbury in which a police officer was deliberately run over.
On Friday 5th October 2018, at Aylesbury Crown Court, a 21 year old man, of no fixed abode, was jailed for a total of 21 years, while a 25 year old man of The Pastures, High Wycombe was jailed for a total of 30 months.
The sentences are in relation to an incident that occurred just after 3.00pm on Tuesday 13th February 2018. Officers from Thames Valley Police were called to the Market Square, Aylesbury following reports that a vehicle had collided with an on duty police officer.
The driver of the vehicle, a 20 year old man, failed to stop the vehicle he was driving following the collision with the police officer.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Andrew Melton of Force CID based at Aylesbury Police Station, said: ‘[The 20 year old man] 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, [the 20 year old man], failed to stop at the scene.
[The 20 year old man] and his friend, [a 25 year old man], then wiped down the vehicle, a red Vauxhall Astra, in order to remove their finger prints.
[The 25 year old man] then helped [the 20 year old man] escape Aylesbury by organising a taxi to Reading.
This case demonstrates the dangers that police officers and staff can face 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 from hospital.
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, keeping the public of Thames Valley safe.
I am pleased that [the 20 year old man] and [the 25 year old man] will now serve a substantial period behind bars for their offences.
The judge remarked that [the 20 year old man] is a dangerous offender, who showed no regard for life when he drove a vehicle at the police office in broad daylight on 13 February this year. As such, [the 20 year old man] will not be considered for early release from prison until he has served at least 14 years’ imprisonment.‘
The 25 year old man pleaded guilty to :
- One count of assisting an offender.
- One count of being concerned in the supply of a class B drug.
- One count of possession of a class B drug.
The 20 year old man was found guilty of :
- One count of grievous bodily harm.
- One count of dangerous driving in relation to the incident in February this year.
The 20 year old man was also found guilty of :
- One count of grievous bodily harm and attempted robbery, in connection with separate incidents in High Wycombe.
- One count of being concerned in the supply of class B drug.
A co-defendant, a 23 year old man, of no fixed abode, was also found guilty of :
- One count of grievous bodily harm and attempted robbery, in connection with the incidents in High Wycombe.
- One count of assault in connection with another incident in High Wycombe.
The 23 year old man was sentenced to a total of five years and eight months imprisonment.
All defendants were in the car at the time of the incident in Aylesbury. The 20 year old man was driving while the 25 year old man and the 23 year old man were passengers.