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Burglar who drove into Pc sentenced

A burglar who crushed a police officer between a car and a lamppost as he tried to flee the scene of a break-in will be sentenced today.

Carl Anderson, from Aston, Birmingham, pleaded guilty last month to causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Pc Peter McGinn.

Pc McGinn is still using crutches sixteen weeks after suffering multiple fractures in Birmingham on June 7.

The 44-year-old constable underwent complex surgery after sustaining serious shoulder, leg and pelvic injuries as he tried to stop a Honda estate car in Oval Road, Erdington.

Anderson, of Osbourne Close, Aston, also admitted burglary, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, and using a vehicle without insurance.

The 50-year-old, who was originally charged with attempted murder, will be sentenced by Judge Melbourne Inman QC at Birmingham Crown Court.

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