Man jailed for 12 years after running over police officer with car

A drug-dealer who seriously injured a police officer in a hit and run has been jailed for 12 years and nine months.

Stafford Crown Court was told that PC Claire Bond feared for her life as she was thrown to the ground by banned driver Gurajdeep Malhi's rented BMW.

Malhi, 26, was jailed on Monday (2 September) and was also handed a nine-year driving ban.

The court was told that in September last year, Malhi crashed into a garage and other vehicles while trying to flee from the police.

PC Bond, 47, was trapped against a fence, dragged along for around 6ft and then thrown to the ground.

Prosecutor Stuart Clarkson said cocaine with a street value of more than £2,000 was found in the BMW.

In a victim impact statement read to Stafford Crown Court, the mother-of-four, said:

Gurajdeep Malhi was jailed for 12 years and 9 months. Credit: Staffordshire Police

A man who seriously injured a police officer in a hit and run attack in September last year has been jailed for 12 years and 9 months.

Gurajdeep Malhi drove into a fence as PC Claire Bond was trying to stop him fleeing other officers in Stafford.

PC Bond had to undergo a five hour operation to save her shattered leg.

"I have been a police officer for nearly 18 years and never before have I met anyone with such disregard for another human being than I did on September 23. "When he used his car to drag me along that fence, I was so scared and knew immediately I was in trouble. I asked for him to stop but he did not. "When I landed on the floor I saw the car reverse lights come on and all I could think was: 'I'm going to die.' I'll be honest, I have never been through something so horrific in my life before.< "When I looked down towards my legs I did not believe they were mine. They were like a wobbly bowl of jelly and I could not feel them.< "The whole incident has left me not only physically scarred but also emotionally. My legs will never be the same again.

Claire Bond

Looking up towards the dock, where Malhi appeared, the officer added: "Now I have to bear the burden of the aftermath of your selfish decisions."

Malhi, of Charnley Road, Stafford, pleaded guilty at previous hearings to causing grievous bodily harm with intent to resist arrest, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, and conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.<

Bullmore, 31, of Morton Road, Stafford, was jailed for two years for charges of conspiracy to supply cocaine and dangerous driving.<

The judge told Malhi: "It must have been obvious to you what consequences you had caused (to Pc Bond) and you continued to drive to avoid arrest."

"I am glad Malhi has been sentenced for his reckless and cowardly actions. "The impact on Claire physically and emotionally is clear to see and I pay tribute today to her professionalism, courage and determination on the morning she was attacked and in her approach to returning to full health. "I look forward to seeing her back at work doing what she does best - serving the public of Staffordshire."

Staffordshire Chief Constable Gareth Morgan

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