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Shocking CCTV shows how Wisbech man deliberately knocked over an innocent victim before driving off

The shocking incident was caught on CCTV. Photo: Cambridgeshire Police

A man who deliberately drove into a pedestrian then tried to cover his tracks by changing the appearance of his vehicle has been jailed for 12 years.

The incident happened in the early hours of 2 June last year, when 22-year-old Adam Reeve deliberately swerved to knock over the victim as he walked home with friends in Wisbech.

The motive is unclear, but the shocking attack was caught on CCTV.

The victim was thrown into the air by the impact, at which point Reeve sped off.

As a result of the incident, the victim spent six days in hospital having sustained significant injuries which the Court heard today that he still suffers from.

After the incident Reeve spent time trying to disguise his vehicle by re-painting it, and when he was arrested, he denied having been involved in the hit-and-run.

Adam Reeve has been jailed for the attack. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

He later changed his story, saying an unnamed friend had been driving while he was in the passenger seat.

At the beginning of the trial, he admitted to perverting the course of justice, and he was later found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and dangerous driving.

Detective Constable James Bennett investigated the case. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Police investigating the case said that Reeve's actions were shocking in the extreme:

"The victim in this case, although he was seriously injured, is very fortunate that it wasn't a fatality.

Driving a vehicle directly at somebody at speed could ultimately result in killing somebody."

– Detective Constable James Bennett, Cambridgeshire Police

The judge sentenced Reeve to 12 years, half of which are to be served in custody.

He also banned him from driving for five years.