Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Driver in Vicious Attack on Cop

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Driver in Vicious Attack on Cop

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A DRIVER raced through suburban streets before attacking a police officer so badly he is expected to have to leave the force, a court heard.

Kevin Brown, 46, left the male officer temporarily blind in one eye following the 'vicious' attack in Chorlton.

Brown was first spotted by the officer on patrol in an unmarked car while he was driving on the Princess Parkway.

The officer began to follow him after becoming suspicious that his car may have had false number plates, Manchester Crown Court heard.

Shortly after, the officer activated the sirens and ordered Brown to pull over.

But instead Brown lead the officer on a high-speed chase through the streets of Chorlton on a busy Thursday morning, on February 22 last year.

During the chase Brown mounted the pavement several times, with pedestrians having to take evasive action.

"Pedestrians were jumping out of the way," prosecutor Amanda Johnson said.

Pedestrians jumping out Prosecutor He went through red lights and went 'head to head' with oncoming traffic, the court heard.

In his black Ford Fiesta, Brown reached speeds of up to 70mph in 30mph zone, and reached similar speeds in a 20mph zone near a school.

On two occasions, the police car blocked Brown in, after he had turned down a dead end.

Undeterred, Brown drove on the pavement or over people's front gardens to escape.

Brown also rammed into the police car on two occasions.

He was boxed after turning onto Shanklin Close, a cul-desac.

With nowhere else to go, Brown got out of the car and ran.

Following closely behind, the officer fired his Taser at Brown, but it hit his jacket and had no effect.

were of the way Amanda Johnson Brown then 'rained punches' onto the officer's face, causing him to fall to the ground.

At that time he couldn't see out of one eye due to his injuries, but he got up soon after and continued the pursuit. …

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