This is the moment a cop was knocked off his motorbike by a banned driver while patrolling a notorious estate in Bradford.
The footage, shown in court, shows PC Peter Brown attempting to stop a red Mini on the Holme Wood estate in April last year. PC Brown is forced to swerve around the car as its driver, Isaac Nunney, reverses towards him.
During Nunney’s sentencing at Bradford Crown Court, prosecutor Ben Campbell said the officer could see Nunney putting on his hood and tightening the drawstrings to hide his face before accelerating forward and deliberately turning the Mini in the direction of the officer.
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The shocking footage, which has now been released by West Yorkshire Police, shows the moment PC Brown is thrown from his motorcycle after being hit by Nunney’s car. The officer can be heard screaming in pain as he hits the road surface.
Mini driver Isaac Nunney was jailed for three years on Friday April 1 after he admitted trying to cause grievous bodily harm to the officer with intent and conduct while disqualified and uninsured.
The court heard how PC Brown hit his shoulder in the road and slid on the surface after being thrown off the bike. “He described being terrified of being run over,” Mr Campbell said.
Following Friday’s sentencing, Chief Superintendent Robert McCoubrey, Commanding Officer of Bradford District, said: “The actions taken by Nunney were completely inexcusable. I hope today’s (Friday) result will serve clear warning to those who think they can assault or endanger our police or staff and get away with it.
“Thankfully the officer involved has since returned to duty in Bradford. He and his colleagues in Operation Steerside continue to work hard to make the roads in Bradford District safer for everyone.”