Man jailed after deliberately driving at a motorcycle and fleeing from the police – Milton Keynes
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Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a man has been jailed after deliberately driving at a motorcycle in Milton Keynes and fleeing from the police.
Andrew Saunders, aged 32, of no fixed abode, has been jailed for eight years.
Saunders was found guilty of one count of Section 18; Grievous Bodily Harm and pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving, one count of assault and one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
At about 7.25pm on 14 May 2022, Saunders deliberately drove a silver BMW at a motorcycle in Newport Road, Woughton Park.
The rider of the motorcycle, a man in his twenties, suffered significant friction burns.
Saunders was found not guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving of the motorcycle rider, but he pleaded guilty to assaulting the victim by driving his vehicle at the motorcycle.
The passenger of the motorcycle, a teenage boy, sustained a broken ankle, a dislocated shoulder and significant friction burns.
Saunders pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving of the motorcycle passenger.
A week after this incident, at approximately 3.30pm on 21 May last year, Saunders drove a vehicle dangerously, after failing to stop for police officers in Brighton.
For this offence, Saunders pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving.
Following a pursuit by Sussex Police, Saunders was arrested and charged with the offences.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Hollie Cromarty, of Milton Keynes CID, said: “Andrew Saunders will now face a significant period behind bars for his crimes, which have caused untold damage and misery.
“The rider and the passenger of the motorcycle sustained significant injuries, after Saunders deliberately drove at them.
“The passenger in particular suffered a serious broken ankle, which has required extensive surgeries and rehabilitation.
“A week after this incident, Saunders then drove dangerously to avoid being stopped by the police.
“Thankfully, our colleagues at Sussex Police were able to stop and arrest Saunders.”
The trial took place in November last year and Saunders was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday (9/1).
Notes to Editors.
The video shows Saunders trying to evade capture by Sussex Police.