June Sentencing For Man Who Admitted Seriously Wounding PC With Car
Staffordshire Police has confirmed that a 26-year-old man who pleaded guilty to wounding a police officer struck by his car in Stafford will be sentenced in June.
Gurajdeep Malhi, of Charnley Road, was due to stand trial for possession with intent to supply cocaine yesterday (15th May) when a guilty plea was entered for the drugs offence at Stafford Crown Court.
He had already pleaded guilty in an appearance on November 2018 to grievous bodily harm of PC Claire Bond with intent to resist arrest on September 23.
He also pleaded guilty to driving dangerously in and around Stafford, driving whilst disqualified in Corporation Street, Stafford, and driving without insurance and failing to stop.
He has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced at Stafford Crown Court on June 17.
His co-accused, Lucy Maria Bullmore, aged 31, of Morton Road, Stafford, pleaded guilty to driving a Range Rover Evoque dangerously in Stafford on the same day and failing to provide a specimen for breath analysis and failing to stop.
She has unconditional bail and will also be sentenced on June 17.
Malhi was due to be sentenced on Monday (20 May) but the case has been adjourned for reports.
Malhi hit PC Bond as she responded to reports of a BMW crashing into a garage in Coton Fields, Stafford on 23 September, 2018.
Malhi was then picked up in a Range Rover Evoque and pursued across the town before being arrested.
PC Bond underwent a five-hour operation on her shattered ankle after being struck by Malhi. She underwent a 2nd operation to have plates and pins inserted in her leg.
A second officer was also injured in the attack was also taken to hospital.
A JustGiving page was set up by Claire’s friends shortly after the incident with a fundraising target of £1000. The final amount raised for PC Bond was over £3,500.
Talking about what happened, a friend of Claire’s said on her JustGiving page shortly after the incident that:
‘Claire tried to stop a male in a vehicle who was causing a danger to members of the public, including those running in the Stafford 10k run.
‘In her determination to stop this male and protect others, she was struck by his car, causing her severe injuries to both her legs.
‘She could have been killed had it not been for her colleague at the time.
‘Claire has got a long road to recovery. She’s the strongest person I know so if anyone can beat this it will be her.
‘This lady is my best friend and anyone who knows her will agree that she is truly an amazing woman. She would do anything to help anyone she meets.
‘Claire and her husband have two beautiful young children who can’t understand why anyone would want to hurt their mum’.