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:
The starting point for jail time for the murder of an on-duty police officer is 30 years, but clearly that doesn't apply to people driving a car dangerously.
If someone came at a police officer with a knife, or any other metal object and refused to stop before they killed them, then they would be in jail for decades. Gary Bromige will be out and probably driving around in a few years’ time.
[The] justice system must dump this stupid idea that different rules apply when you get behind the wheel.
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.
Wepay £1billion in England each year to clean our streets – and this is a bill wecan’t keep paying.
Itis time everyone realised the scale of the task facing local authorities likeSutton in keeping the places we call home clean and tidy and initiatives likethis are vital if we are to educate people about the impact of their behaviour.
Thequestion we all need to ask ourselves is “When it comes to litter, which sideof the fence are you on?
The pile, over 10ft tall and just as wide in clear plastic bags,demonstrates how much street litter is collected each day at a cost of £4m ayear.
The council says that cost is the equivalent of running a library service for a year; repairing 100,000 potholes; providing 210 residential care places for the elderly; or building half a primary school.
A man who raped a woman after luring her to his address in Sutton with a job advert has been jailed for 17 years. 38-year-old Atanas Miryanov, a Bulgarian national, told his victim to go to a bedsit after responding to an advert to work at a carwash.
As the victim tried to leave Miryanov grabbed her, threw her on to a bed and raped her. In desperation, the women faked an asthma attack. Miryanov responded by raping her again and threatening her with a knife.
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Police in Sutton are appealing for information in tracing a 15-year-old boy who went missing from an address in High Street, Carshalton on Tuesday.
Callum English, who has also used the surname Crafton, is likely to be residing in Sutton, police said. He is unlikely to have access to any money or savings.
Anyone with any information please contact police immediately on 101 quoting ref no: 13MIS038127.
Police have tonight bailed the father of a 6 year old girl who was arrested in connection with her death at her family home in South London.
Ellie Butler collapsed in Sutton on Monday - a post mortem examination has revealed she died from a head injury.