A banned driver has been sent to jail for 12 years for inflicting “life-changing” injuries on a west midlands police officer after he ran over him in a stolen police BMW.
Mubashar Hussain, from Hall Green, Birmingham, was arrested back in September for the brutal attack.
Today, Hussain was sentenced to 17 years imprisonment and will spend the last 5 years of his sentence on licence.
PC Gareth Phillips from West Midlands Polices’ roads policing unit was responding to reports of a stolen Land Rover Evoque, which was tracked to the Moseley area of Birmingham.
PC Phillips as he recovered in hospital | Credit: West Midlands Police
Officers tried to apprehend Mubashar Hussain and his co-defendant Ahsan Ghafoor as they attempted to flee from the scene.
Bystanders watched in horror as PC Phillips was pinned underneath the unmarked police BMW as the cowardly 29- year-old tried to get away in it.
Hussain was detained a short while later and continued to resist arrest, meaning that officers had to use their tasers to subdue Hussain.
Mubashar Hussain has been sentenced to 12-years behind bars
An off duty doctor, Dr Adil Butt rushed to the scene of the incident and helped PC Phillips by compressing his severe head wound.
Dr Butt stayed with PC Phillips him until paramedics arrived.
PC Phillips has been through several complex surgical procedures, having only recently been discharged from hospital.
His life-changing injuries mean he has a long recovery ahead.
A crowdfunding campaign that was set up for PC Phillips and his family by one of his colleagues, has now raised nearly £20,000 to help the officer as he recovers from the ordeal.
PC Gareth Phillips before the incident | Credit: West Midlands Police