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Driver pleads guilty to wounding PC who was run over by his stolen police car

Mubashar Hussain pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to PC Gareth Phillips with intent to resist arrest Credit: West Midlands Police

A car thief has admitted causing grievous bodily harm to a police officer who suffered "life-changing" injuries, including a shattered pelvis, when he was run over by his own car while on duty.

Mubashar Hussain pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to PC Gareth Phillips with intent to resist arrest, as well as 11 other offences, during a brief video-link appearance at Birmingham Crown Court today (September 9).

Hussain, 29, was remanded in custody until sentencing in October alongside a co-defendant, Ahsan Ghafoor, who admitted five offences including two counts of car theft.

The 42-year-old was injured during a traffic stop in the Moseley area of Birmingham on August 10 after his BMW police car was taken.

PC Phillips was then struck by his own vehicle and at one point was pinned underneath it.

PC Gareth Phillips was run over by his own stolen police car Credit: West Midlands Police

Hussain, of no fixed address, was arrested in the Sparkbrook area a short time later.

The banned driver admitted causing grievous bodily harm, two counts of vehicle theft, dangerous driving, two counts of driving while disqualified, two counts of assault, assaulting an emergency worker, aggravated vehicle-taking, and two charges of having no insurance.

Ghafoor, 24, and also of no fixed address, also admitted dangerous driving, having no insurance and driving other than in accordance with a licence.

Ahsan Ghafoor, who admitted five offences including two counts of car theft Credit: West Midlands Police

After Hussain admitted all but one of the charges against him, prosecutor Andrew Smith QC told the court: "In respect of the pleas entered by Mr Hussain, they are pleas acceptable to the prosecution."

In respect of the pleas entered by Mr Hussain, they are pleas acceptable to the prosecution.

– Andrew Smith QC

Pc Phillips remains in hospital in a stable condition, having been moved from the intensive treatment unit to a general ward, and is comfortable and in good spirits, his force has said.

PC Phillips remains in hospital in a stable condition and has now been moved from the intensive treatment unit onto a general ward. Credit: West Midlands Police

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