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Man who drove car into woman jailed for 12 years

A driver has been jailed for 12 years after ramming his car into a woman and pinned her against the wall after an argument in the street.

Kirk Starzyk deliberately drove his car at Deborah Nicholson after an argument in the street.

Kirk Starzyk drove his car at Deborah Nicholson after an argument Credit: Editorial

The 55 year old mounted the pavement and rammed her into a wall, leaving her needing skin grafts and in constant pain.

Starzyk, 55, denied wounding Miss Nicholson with intent to cause grievous bodily harm on September 1 but was convicted by a jury at Grimsby Crown Court.

He later admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving and was jailed for 12-years.

She needed operations and skin grafts after suffering severe leg injuries Credit: Editorial

CCTV video, shows he drove straight at her, pinning her against a wall and injuring her, before driving off.

She was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital and later needed operations and skin grafts for severe leg injuries.

The car was later found parked in area and its number plates ripped off.

He later claimed that Miss Nicholson slapped and pushed him, knocked his glasses off, pulled his coat over his head and stole something from him. He claimed that he wanted to get it back.

Starzy later claimed he only wanted to scare her and admitted driving into the pavement but claimed he did not hear her scream and that he did not feel there was any contact between her and the car.

This was a brutal crime.

Starzyk used his vehicle as a weapon, crushing his victim against a wall and causing her extensive, horrific injuries.

From the point of arrest, Starzyk consistently attempted to minimise his actions and deny that what he had done was intentional, excuses that were rejected by the jury out of hand.

The victim’s injuries are life-changing and she has undergone extensive hospital treatment and skin grafts.

More operations may well be required and she is likely to be on painkillers for the rest of her life. The defendant has shown no remorse.

Starzyk's 12-year sentence demonstrates the severity of the offence. Our thoughts remain with the victim and we wish her well in the months and years ahead.

– Crown Prosecution Service, Jeremy Evans