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Thief jailed for 12 years for running over police officer with stolen patrol car

Compilation of police arresting Mubashar Hussain who ran over PC Gareth Phillips in a hijacked police car

Mubashar Hussain still tried to resist arrest despite being Tasered by officers (Picture: PA)

A court was shown harrowing footage of a car thief running over a police officer in a hijacked patrol car before speeding off at up to 97mph.

Mubashar Hussain, 29, shattered the pelvis of PC Gareth Phillips and nearly reversed over another officer’s head as he tried to escape arrest in Birmingham’s Moseley area.

This was after overpowering several officers after police swooped in and Tasered him at the wheel of a Range Rover which had been stolen the night before.

He was jailed for 12 years today after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to PC Phillips with intent to resist arrest along with 11 other offences during a brief video-link appearance last month.

Birmingham Crown Court was shown bodycam and helicopter-filmed footage of Hussain struggling with officer trying to handcuff him after he got out of the 4X4.

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FILE PICTURE - Police examine the Range Rover in Moorcroft Road, Moseley, Birmingham. 10/08/2019. See SWNS story SWMDcop. A hero police officer who was left with life-changing injuries after being run over by a hijacked patrol car is recovering at home after being discharged from hospital. PC Gareth Phillips, 42, was left in intensive care after being mowed down by the stolen BMW in Moseley, Birmingham on August 12. The brave cop had been trying to arrest car thief Mubashar Hussain, 29, when he became pinned beneath the vehicle as it sped away from the scene. He was left with multiple injuries including a smashed pelvis and underwent emergency surgery in hospital. PC Phillips was discharged at the end of last week, having spent a month in hospital and is now back home with his beloved pet dog Diesel.

Police examine the Range Rover stolen by Hussain and Ghafoor (Picture: SWNS)

Videograb of undated handout police helicopter footage issued by West Midlands Police of Mubashar Hussain knocking down Pc Gareth Phillips in a hijacked police BMW before driving away at up to 97mph. Hussain pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to Pc Phillips with intent to resist arrest, as well as 11 other offences, during a brief video-link appearance last month. PA Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 15, 2019. A court has been shown the harrowing body-cam and helicopter-filmed footage of the moment the car thief ran over Pc Phillips despite being tasered at the wheel of a stolen Range Rover in Moseley, Birmingham. See PA story COURTS Officer. Photo credit should read: West Midlands Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.PA Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 15, 2019.

Sickening helicopter footage shows Hussain reversing a stolen police car into officers (Picture: PA)

Hussain removed barbs left in his skin by a Taser fired by officers as he tried to shift the Range Rover back into gear after it was trapped between two police cars.

Opening the case against Hussain on Tuesday, Andrew Smith QC, prosecuting, said Hussain was wearing a balaclava when he reversed the 4X4 away from an arriving police car.

Meanwhile his accomplice Ahsan Ghafoor threw a house brick at oncoming officers.

Several unmarked and marked cars had been sent to the scene after the Range Rover was seen driving dangerously, in convoy with another vehicle stolen from a furniture store car park.

PC Phillips, who was was discharged from hospital last month after surgery, was among several officers who arrived at the scene on August 10 in three police vehicles.

He was in court for the sentencing hearing, but left along with several other people when recordings of the events were played.

FILE PICTURE - Linked to todays SWNS story SWMDpolice, September 9, 2019, about how a man will appear in court charged with the attempted murder of a police officer who was mowed down with a stolen patrol car. Mubashar Hussain, 29, is accused of driving over PC Gareth Phillips, 42, in a police BMW on Saturday (10/8). Injured PC Gareth Phillips, who was run over by a hijacked police car on Moorcroft Road, Moseley, has a morale boosting visit from his dog Diesel. See SWNS story SWMDcop. Injured PC Gareth Phillips gets morale-boosting hospital visit from his beloved dog. The West Midlands Police traffic officer seriously injured when he was run over by a hijacked police car has thanked the public for their support ? as he received a morale-boosting visit from his dog. PC Gareth Phillips, aged 42, got to spend time with his 13-year-old chocolate labrador Diesel, who was allowed to visit the hospital to say hello and lift his spirits. One of the first things that PC Phillips asked about after regaining consciousness was how Diesel was.

PC Philips was paid a visit by his pet dog Diesel while he recovered in hospital (Picture: SWNS)

Supt Dave Twyford, head of road policing at West Midlands Police, leaves Birmingham Crown Court alongside Pc Gareth Phillips, Car thief Mubashar Hussain has been jailed for 12 years for running over Pc Phillips in a hijacked police car. PA Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 15, 2019. Mubashar Hussain, who has four previous convictions for crimes involving dangerous driving, drove over Pc Gareth Phillips moments after being Tasered as he tried to restart a stolen Range Rover trapped between two police cars. See PA story COURTS Officer . Photo credit should read: Matthew Cooper/PA Wire

West Midlands Police head of road policing Supt Dave Twyford leaves Birmingham Crown Court alongside PC Gareth Phillips (Picture: PA)

Videograb of undated handout police helicopter footage issued by West Midlands Police of Mubashar Hussain being found after knocking down Pc Gareth Phillips in a hijacked police BMW and driving away at up to 97mph. Hussain pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to Pc Phillips with intent to resist arrest, as well as 11 other offences, during a brief video-link appearance last month. PA Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 15, 2019. A court has been shown the harrowing body-cam and helicopter-filmed footage of the moment the car thief ran over Pc Phillips despite being tasered at the wheel of a stolen Range Rover in Moseley, Birmingham. See PA story COURTS Officer. Photo credit should read: West Midlands Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.PA Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 15, 2019.

Footage shows officers Tasering Hussain as he tried to resist arrest (Picture: PA)

Mubashar Hussain. A dangerous driver who left a West Midlands Police officer critically injured when he ran over him in a police car is facing a lengthy prison sentence today. See SWNS story SWMDpolice. Mubashar Hussain, 29, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent to PC Gareth Phillips. PC Phillips had been responding to reports of a stolen car on Moorcroft Road in Moseley on 10 August at around 4.45pm. When he arrived, he found Hussain in the driver?s seat of a stolen Range Rover Evoque and Ahsan Ghafoor in the passenger seat. A struggle ensued as Hussain resisted arrest. During the struggle with PC Phillips and other officers at the scene, Hussain was tasered. But he managed to break free and get into a police BMW parked behind the stolen car. He sped away, driving over PC Phillips as he fled the scene. He drove dangerously towards Sparkbrook, where he abandoned the vehicle and was arrested.

Hussain was jailed for 12 years for GBH and 11 other offences (Picture: SWNS)

Mr Smith said Hussain, who has four previous conviction for crimes involving dangerous driving, ‘remained resistant even when a Taser device was used against him’.

Footage shows Ghafoor being handcuffed and pinned to the ground near the Range Rover as Hussain emerged from the driver’s door.

Mr Smith added: ‘He began to get out of the car and was determined to use his physical strength to resist the police officers.

‘Mr Hussain was described as looking in a rage and fired up. He reached the unmarked police car behind the Range Rover, despite being Tasered once more.’

He got into the drivers seat and reversed the police BMW, which had been left with its engine running due to the swift nature of the events, the court heard.

Describing the aftermath of Hussain driving over PC Phillip’s pelvic region, Mr Smith said: ‘The effect was immediately distressing.

Videograb of undated handout police helicopter footage issued by West Midlands Police of Mubashar Hussain on the run after knocking down Pc Gareth Phillips in a hijacked police BMW and driving away at up to 97mph. Hussain pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to Pc Phillips with intent to resist arrest, as well as 11 other offences, during a brief video-link appearance last month. PA Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 15, 2019. A court has been shown the harrowing body-cam and helicopter-filmed footage of the moment the car thief ran over Pc Phillips despite being tasered at the wheel of a stolen Range Rover in Moseley, Birmingham. See PA story COURTS Officer. Photo credit should read: West Midlands Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.PA Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 15, 2019.

Helicopter footage shows Hussain on the run after knocking down PC Gareth Phillips (Picture: PA)

Ahsan Ghafoor. A dangerous driver who left a West Midlands Police officer critically injured when he ran over him in a police car is facing a lengthy prison sentence today. See SWNS story SWMDpolice. Mubashar Hussain, 29, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent to PC Gareth Phillips. PC Phillips had been responding to reports of a stolen car on Moorcroft Road in Moseley on 10 August at around 4.45pm. When he arrived, he found Hussain in the driver?s seat of a stolen Range Rover Evoque and Ahsan Ghafoor in the passenger seat. A struggle ensued as Hussain resisted arrest. During the struggle with PC Phillips and other officers at the scene, Hussain was tasered. But he managed to break free and get into a police BMW parked behind the stolen car. He sped away, driving over PC Phillips as he fled the scene. He drove dangerously towards Sparkbrook, where he abandoned the vehicle and was arrested.

Ahsan Ghafoor was jailed for 28 months (Picture: SWNS)

FILE PICTURE - Police officers at the scene Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, where the offender abandoned the vehicle and tried to steal another car, before he was tasered by police.10/08/2019. See SWNS story SWMDcop. A hero police officer who was left with life-changing injuries after being run over by a hijacked patrol car is recovering at home after being discharged from hospital. PC Gareth Phillips, 42, was left in intensive care after being mowed down by the stolen BMW in Moseley, Birmingham on August 12. The brave cop had been trying to arrest car thief Mubashar Hussain, 29, when he became pinned beneath the vehicle as it sped away from the scene. He was left with multiple injuries including a smashed pelvis and underwent emergency surgery in hospital. PC Phillips was discharged at the end of last week, having spent a month in hospital and is now back home with his beloved pet dog Diesel.

Police officers at the scene in Sparkbrook, where Hussain stole the police BMW (Picture: SWNS)

‘This was an extremely shocking and frightening incident for all of the police officers involved.’

‘This series of recordings capture the critical events in a manner that requires no detailed commentary.’

Hussain, of no fixed address, was arrested in the Sparkbrook area by armed police after abandoning the police car and heading into a dessert shop, where he disguised himself in an apron and then punched a chasing officer.

Addressing Hussain Judge Mark Wall QC, said: ‘You are a habitual dangerous driver. The level of your offending is increasing and not diminishing.

‘The police made efforts to detain you. They took hold of you, ripped off your balaclava and Tasered you when you persistently refused to co-operate.

‘None of this deterred you from your efforts to avoid being arrested.

Videograb of undated handout police helicopter footage issued by West Midlands Police of Mubashar Hussain on the run after knocking down Pc Gareth Phillips in a hijacked police BMW and driving away at up to 97mph. Hussain pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to Pc Phillips with intent to resist arrest, as well as 11 other offences, during a brief video-link appearance last month. PA Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 15, 2019. A court has been shown the harrowing body-cam and helicopter-filmed footage of the moment the car thief ran over Pc Phillips despite being tasered at the wheel of a stolen Range Rover in Moseley, Birmingham. See PA story COURTS Officer. Photo credit should read: West Midlands Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.PA Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 15, 2019.

He took shelter in a dessert shop before punching an officer who tried to arrest him (Picture: PA)

Videograb of undated handout police helicopter footage issued by West Midlands Police of police surrounding a Range Rover, stolen by Mubahsar Hussain, who then knocked down Pc Gareth Phillips in a hijacked police BMW and drove away at up to 97mph. Hussain pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to Pc Phillips with intent to resist arrest, as well as 11 other offences, during a brief video-link appearance last month. PA Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 15, 2019. A court has been shown the harrowing body-cam and helicopter-filmed footage of the moment the car thief ran over Pc Phillips despite being tasered at the wheel of a stolen Range Rover in Moseley, Birmingham. See PA story COURTS Officer. Photo credit should read: West Midlands Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.PA Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 15, 2019.

Police swooped in on the stolen Range Rover and wedged it between two cars (Picture: PA)

Supt Dave Twyford, head of road policing at West Midlands Police, reads a statement outside Birmingham Crown Court alongside Pc Gareth Phillips, Car thief Mubashar Hussain has been jailed for 12 years for running over Pc Phillips in a hijacked police car. PA Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 15, 2019. Mubashar Hussain, who has four previous convictions for crimes involving dangerous driving, drove over Pc Gareth Phillips moments after being Tasered as he tried to restart a stolen Range Rover trapped between two police cars. See PA story COURTS Officer . Photo credit should read: Matthew Cooper/PA Wire

PC Phillips has been left with ‘potentially life changing’ injuries (Picture: PA)

‘PC Phillips has been left with potentially life-changing injuries. The surgeon who treated him regarded them as life-threatening.

‘His victim impact statement makes it clear that the incident has had a dramatic impact on himself and his wife.’

Hussain admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent to resist arrest, two counts of vehicle theft, dangerous driving, two counts of driving while disqualified, two counts of assault, assaulting an emergency worker, aggravated vehicle-taking, and two charges of having no insurance.

He was given a five year driving ban and an extended five year licence period following his eventual release.

Ghafoor, 24, of Sparkhill, Birmingham, was jailed for 28 months after admitting two counts of car theft and three driving offences including dangerous driving, having no insurance and driving other than in accordance with a licence.



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