Jailed for mowing down pedestrians

Scunthorpe: CCTV footage of incident

14 Oct 2016

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A Scunthorpe man who deliberately “mowed down” two men with his car in Frodingham Road has been jailed for six years.

Appearing before Grimsby Crown Court, Mohammad Abdullah, 30, of Mulgrave Street, admitted two counts of causing Grievous Bodily Harm with intent, following the incident in the early hours of April 14.

His victims, Mark Thompson and Kevin Morson, were left with life changing injuries as a result of the incident.

 

 

 

Prosecuting, Jeremy Evans, told the court Abdullah had narrowly missed colliding with the men as they crossed the road following a night out in the area.

He said: “He approached both complainants at speed, making no attempt to brake until the very last moment, when he swerved past them at close proximity.”

A verbal altercation then ensued between the victims and the occupants of the Saab.

Mr Evans went on to describe how Abdullah: “intentionally reversed his car, positioned it at an angle that faced directly at the complainants, who were only a short distance away; then, without warning, he proceeded to accelerate at speed towards both men. They didn’t stand a chance.

“They were mowed down. Both collided with the front of the defendant’s car and both were left injured on the roadside.”

Abdullah was also banned from driving for eight years.

Welcoming the sentence, Detective Sergeant Dharm Chatha said: “This was a particularly nasty incident, which left both victims with life changing injuries.

“Hopefully, knowing that the man responsible is now behind bars and paying the penalty for his actions will allow them to put this behind them and move on with their lives.”