Learner driver jailed for running over police worker at petrol station

PCSO left with knee and wrist injuries after trying to stop mum

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The horrific moment a police worker was mowed down by a learner driver who had her six-year-old daughter in the car was captured on CCTV.

Leah Marks tried to escape from the Police and Community Support Officer at a petrol station in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, as he tried to stop her when automatic number plate recognition cameras flagged up her car as having no insurance.

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The Daily Telegraph reports that the PCSO was thrown onto the bonnet of her Vauxhall Astra while trying to stop her from driving away at Morrison's petrol station.

He was left with wrist and knee injuries.


Marks, 39, was jailed for six months after pleading guilty to dangerous driving, driving with no insurance, no MOT - all while holding only a provisional license.

According to the Daily Mail, the PCSO said in a statement that Marks had no intention of stopping.

"I had no doubt in my mind this woman was going to run me over," he said.

Jailing Marks, Judge Patrick Thomas QC said: "This is a really, really serious case of dangerous driving.

"You drove at a police officer, a PCSO, who was doing his job checking up on you when driving a car which had no insurance.

"It went further than that. You were driving on a provisional licence, the car had no MOT."

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