A Birmingham man who left a West Midlands Police officer critically injured when he ran over him in a police car is facing a lengthy prison sentence. Mubashar Hussain, 29, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent at Birmingham Crown Court today (09/09).
The incident unfolded when PC Phillips responded 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 a struggle with PC Phillips and other officers at the scene, Hussain was tasered. Despite being tasered he managed to break free and get into a police BMW parked behind the stolen car.
He then sped away, driving over PC Phillips as he fled the scene, driving towards Sparkbrook, where he abandoned the vehicle and was arrested.
Today (09/09) at Birmingham Crown Court Hussain, of no fixed address, appeared via video link to plead guilty to the wounding as well as two charges of thefts of Range Rovers, dangerous driving, and two charges of disqualified driving, assaulting three further police officers, and aggravated vehicle taking and driving without insurance or licence.
Ghafoor, 24 from Sparkhill, pleaded guilty to the thefts of the Ranger Rovers, as well as dangerous driving and driving without insurance or licence.
Both were remanded in custody to appear for sentencing on 15 October.
PC Phillips remains in hospital in a stable condition and has now been moved from the intensive treatment unit onto a general ward, and is comfortable and in good spirits.
He and his family have been absolutely overwhelmed by messages of support and they have asked that their heartfelt thanks be passed on to everyone who has been in touch.