A man who caused serious injuries to an armed police officer by dangerous driving has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Driver Yasin Adam, 25, had been stopped and instructed to get out of a Mercedes car by armed police in the area of Bradbourne Road, Leicester, during the early hours of 5 October last year.
This followed a report regarding the vehicle and those inside it.
The officer suffered a number of serious injuries including fractures to his skull and damage to his inner ear drum and remained in
As a result of his injuries
Enquiries were made in relation to the vehicle and Adam, of Bradbourne Road, Leicester, was arrested at around 0800 hours the same morning after he was spotted by officers in Leicester.
An investigation carried out into the case included house to house enquiries and CCTV and dashcam footage.
Following a trial at Leicester Crown Court, on Tuesday (2 April) a jury found Adam guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
He was found not guilty of a charge of attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
On Thursday 4th April, at the same court, he was sentenced to four years in prison and disqualified from driving for four years and six months.
The officer who was injured said:
“The support I have received from family, friends and colleagues during a difficult few months has been fantastic and I want to thank everyone who has been involved in that. It is all very much appreciated. My recovery is still ongoing but I am pleased to be back at work and back with my team.
“This was a horrific incident which resulted in an officer, who was carrying out his working duties, being seriously injured.
“We have continued to support the officer throughout his recovery and the investigation and I am pleased he has since been able to return to work.”
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