[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 August 2006, 12:04 GMT 13:04 UK
Man who ran bike over Pc jailed
Pc Liz Parsonage shows her injuries
Pc Liz Parsonage was badly injured in the attack at a Lymington pub
A man who drove his motorbike over a police officer as she broke up a fight has been jailed.

Wayne Hewitt, 36, of Pennington, Hants, had 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 seven months later.

Hewitt was found guilty of dangerous driving and wounding with intent to cause GBH. He was told he must serve at least four years in prison.

Previous offences

The judge sentenced Hewitt to an indeterminate jail sentence for public protection and gave him a six-year driving ban.

The jury at Southampton Crown Court was earlier shown CCTV footage of the attack on Pc Parsonage.

As she tried to arrest a man involved in a fight, Hewitt suddenly rode his motorbike at and 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 previous offences, including deliberately riding a bicycle at a police officer.


SEE ALSO
Man who ran over Pc guilty of GBH
14 Jul 06 |  Hampshire

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific