PC Gareth Phillips, the West Midlands Police Officer who was run over by cowardly car thieves, has finally been discharged from hospital.
On 10th August, Mubashar Hussain, 29, ran over PC Phillips causing significant injuries to the brave officer.
When he arrived, he found Hussain in the driver’s seat of a stolen Range Rover Evoque and Ahsan Ghafoor in the passenger seat.
A struggle ensued as Hussain resisted arrest.
During the struggle with PC Phillips and other officers at the scene, Hussain was tasered.
But he managed to break free and get into a police BMW parked behind the stolen car.
He sped away, driving over PC Phillips as he fled the scene.
On 9th September, at Birmingham Crown Court Hussain, of no fixed address, appeared via video link to plead guilty to the wounding as well as two charges of thefts of Range Rovers, dangerous driving, and two charges of disqualified driving, assaulting three further police officers, and aggravated vehicle taking and driving without insurance or licence.
Hussain will be sentenced on 15th October.
Image credit: West Midlands Police
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said:
“PC Gareth Phillips, our traffic officer who was badly injured when run over by a police car, has been released from hospital to continue his recovery at home.
“He’s still got a long battle ahead of him, and our thoughts remain with him and his family at this time”.
A JustGiving page that was set up by the colleagues of PC Phillips has now raised £18,155 for the officer.