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Maryport man drove away with police officer stuck to car

Shaun Hargreaves
Shaun Hargreaves

[A]N enraged driver who took off at speed with a terrified policeman hanging from his vehicle has been sent to prison.

Angry Shaun Hargreaves, 24, deliberately drove into PC Lindsay Clark near Maryport before wedging the officer’s arm between the door and car frame.

Hargreaves’s expression as he drove off was described as being “similar to the Incredible Hulk” by PC Clark, who was left clinging on desperately as the vehicle picked up speed.

Carlisle Crown Court heard the officer escaped with only minor injuries after Hargreaves stopped abruptly 100 metres down the road. But he was left seriously questioning whether he should remain in the force.

Hargreaves was sentenced today (THURS) having committed six offences on 12th March. He admitted two counts of dangerous driving and assaulting the officer.

He also pleaded guilty to assaulting his former partner, possessing a metal bar and damaging her door and windows with the implement.

Hargreaves, of Crosby, Maryport, was jailed for 20 months by Judge Peter Davies. The judge also imposed a 12-month driving ban and a restraining order which prevents Hargreaves contacting or approaching his ex-partner for 10 years.

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