Man jailed for running over policemen

Man jailed for running over policemen

A Manchester motorist has been jailed for ten years after running down two policemen who had pulled him over for a routine stop.

Wayne Crompton was stopped after being observed driving on the wrong side of the road in the Whitefield area on February 24.
Already disqualified from driving, Crompton attempted to make his escape by reversing into one officer, and then mowing down the second who had stepped in front of his car.

A full description from Greater Manchester Police said the officers pulled the car over and one of the officers got out and began to approach the driver's door.

Crompton then put the car into reverse and deliberately hit the officer, knocking him to the ground unconscious.

The second officer then got out of the police vehicle and went to the front of Crompton's car. Crompton drove off, launching the officer over the bonnet of the car before speeding off down Rochdale Road.

Both policemen suffered significant injuries, with one being treated for a broken arm and the other for a fractured skull.

Crompton admitted assault and dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance.

He was also convicted of aggravated vehicle taking without consent after the red Hyundai used in the attack was found to be registered to a friend.

Crompton will have to serve six and a half years before being eligible for parole.

It is reported that Crompton attacked the officers due to already having been banned from driving and being previously convicted of driving while disqualified in December last year.
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