5:08 pm, Fri 27 Sep 2013
A West Midlands police officer has said he thought he was about to die as he was dragged along the road by a suspect's car before it crashed into a lamp post.
PC Peter McGinn suffered multiple injuries when he tried to stop burglar and disqualified driver Carl Anderson from escaping.
Today, Anderson was jailed for 12 years.
2:19 pm, Fri 27 Sep 2013
A burglar who used a car to slam a police officer into a lamppost in Birmingham has been jailed for 12 years.
50-year-old Carl Anderson left PC Peter McGinn needing surgery after sustaining serious shoulder, leg and pelvic injuries.
Carl Anderson pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm
Credit: ITV News Central
12:12 pm, Fri 27 Sep 2013
A burglar who crushed a police officer between a car and a lamppost as he tried to flee the scene of a Birmingham break-in has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for GBH with intent.
Carl Anderson, 50, from Aston failed to stop and drove off with PC Peter McGinn clinging to his Honda car in Erdington on June 7th 2013.
PC McGinn underwent surgery after sustaining serious shoulder, leg and pelvic injuries.
Anderson also admitted burglary, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, and using a vehicle without insurance.