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Man who ran over Pc guilty of GBH
Pc Liz Parsonage shows her injuries
Pc Liz Parsonage is still off work six months after she was run over
A man who drove his motorbike over a police officer as she broke up a fight has been found guilty of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Wayne Hewitt, of Pennington, Hampshire, denied deliberately riding over Pc Liz Parsonage outside the Thomas Tripp pub in Lymington in January.

Pc Parsonage was badly injured and is still off work six months later.

The judge, sitting at Southampton Crown Court, told Hewitt he faced a "lengthy prison sentence".

I really do hope it won't be too long before she's back in the High Street in Lymington
Deputy Ch Con Ian Redhead
CCTV footage recorded the attack on Pc Parsonage and was shown to jurors.

As she tried to arrest a man involved in a fight, Hewitt suddenly rode his motorbike over her.

Hewitt claimed he was drunk and out of control of his vehicle.

But the jury decided he had ridden over her deliberately.

After the verdict, the jury was told Hewitt had a record of 85 offences, including deliberately riding a bicycle at a police officer.

Deputy Ch Con Ian Redhead said: "This has been a really traumatic incident. She was significantly injured as you know.

"We're giving her all the support that we can and I really do hope it won't be too long before she's back in the High Street in Lymington, talking to the local shopkeepers and enforcing the law - which is what she does really well."




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