Mum who ran over boyfriend in Erdington in revenge for 'years of abuse' is jailed

Gina Brown Credit: BPM Media

A mum who ran over her boyfriend in revenge for years of abuse has been jailed.

Gina Brown mounted the kerb on Reservoir Road in Erdington and mowed down her now ex-partner on October 8, 2021.

He was thrown into the air and suffered a significant brain injury as well as multiple broken ribs.

His condition was described as life-threatening at the time.

Earlier that evening they had been at the Village Green pub in Erdington and were seemingly on good terms before something 'soured the night'.

They left separately but Brown jumped behind the wheel of her Volkswagen T-Roc and pursued him.

Brown was sentences following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court Credit: BPA Media

Following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court Brown was cleared of attempted murder, but found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

On Friday, June 16, the 46-year-old from Osprey Road, was sentenced to four years.

Having been in custody on remand for 20 months since the incident she was told she could expect to be released within a matter of weeks to serve the remaining half of her term on licence.

That prompted tears and expressions of joy from her supporters in the public gallery.

The jury heard Brown had endured a 'long history of abuse, of controlling and abusive behaviour' by her boyfriend.

At the time of the incident they were living apart.

On the day in question Brown had gone to visit him at his flat before they went to the pub.

Prosecutor Tahir Khan KC said: "It is reasonable to assume that at that time they were on good terms.

"However something must have happened while the two of them were socialising, something must have happened to have soured the night between the two of them."

The victim had no memory of the subsequent collision and despite initially being left in a 'grave condition' he has since gone on to make a full recovery.

He did not support the prosecution case, the court heard.

James Bloomer, defending, said there had been 'massive provocation over the years' adding that Brown was also battling mental health issues, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

He confirmed the 'relationship is over' and said she was remorseful for the attack.

Passing sentence Judge Roderick Henderson acknowledged there was a 'great deal of background'.

Having read references he concluded Brown was a 'public supporting and valued member of society'.

Judge Henderson added: "You used a highly dangerous weapon and it was revenge.

"You acted in response to prolonged violence or abuse by the victim and there were mental health issues linked to the commission of the offence.

"Plainly it was an impulsive spur of the moment act. Life threatening injury was caused but the happy outcome is the victim suffered no significant long term injuries."