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Fuel thief jailed after victim clung to car for half a mile

A teen has been jailed for 11 years after a petrol station owner was left with skull fractures following a fuel theft in Kent.

Joshua Charnley, 19, of no fixed abode, carried the victim on the bonnet of the car he was driving for almost half a mile after he had attempted to stop him leaving the scene.

CCTV, released by police, captures the terrifying ordeal in West Kingsdown in July last year.

As he was jailed at Canterbury Crown Court, Charnley was also told he would be disqualified from driving for 15 years.

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Driver convicted after carrying man on car bonnet

A teenager who caused serious injuries to a man when he drove at him with his car and carried him on the bonnet, has been convicted of grievous bodily harm with intent.

Joshua Charnley, who's 19 and of no fixed address, had tried to drive off without paying for fuel at a petrol station in West Kingsdown near Sevenoaks.

The victim, who was the manager of the garage, was carried down the A20 on the car's bonnet for nearly half a mile. He suffered a fractured skull and liver damage. Charnley will be sentenced on Friday.

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