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Traffic police deserve more legal protection when carrying out their duty, Assembly Member Jenny Jones said in a statement, after a man was jailed for eight and a half years for running down PC Andy Duncan. Ms Jones said:
A man who killed police officer Andy Duncan by running him down as he tried to stop his car, is said to have enjoyed the notoriety the incident had given him.
Jonathan Rees QC, for the prosecution, said that Gary Bromige had told a prison officer: "Do you know who I am?
"I'm the one on the news. The one who ran the policeman over.
"I'm probably on the telly all over the world."
Mr Rees said Bromige also kept a collection of newspaper clippings about the crime in his cell.
London Assembly member Jenny Jones has questioned the sentencing of a man who killed a police officer by running him down as he tried to stop his car.
Gary Bromige, also known as Gary Cody, was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison.
A man has been jailed for killing a police officer by running him down as he tried to stop his car, an act he has been "boasting" about in prison.
Gary Bromige, also known as Gary Cody, who was today sentenced to eight and a half years at Kingston Crown Court, kept newspaper clippings about the incident in his cell which he showed to fellow inmates.
Bromige was doing a maximum of between 80-88mph in his black Volkswagen Golf along Reigate Avenue in Sutton, south London, in the early hours of September 20 last year when traffic police attempted to stop him.
Pc Andy Duncan stepped out to pull him over, but Bromige hit the father-of-two, throwing him into the air "like a ragdoll" and leaving him with fatal injuries.
The officer, who had been with the Metropolitan Police for 23 years, died in hospital two days later.