A car thief who ran over a policeman in a hijacked police car leaving him with a shattered pelvis has been jailed for 12 years.
Mubashar Hussain crushed traffic officer Gaz Phillips in an unmarked police BMW in Moseley on August 10.
He underwent three rounds of emergency surgery – including the first operation described as “life-saving” – and spent four weeks in hospital.
Sentencing Hussain to 12 years behind bars, Judge Mark Wall QC said: “You are a habitual dangerous driver. The level of your offending is increasing and not diminishing.”
West Midlands Police have today released dramatic footage of the seconds immediately prior to the incident when several officers try to arrest Hussain and his criminal associates.
PC Phillips, 42, was responding to reports of a car theft at 4pm after a Range Rover Sport was taken from a car park in Tyseley.
It was tracked to Moseley where Hussain was found behind the wheel of the stolen Range Rover – alongside another Range Rover stolen the previous day in Sparkbrook – with fellow car thief Ahsan Ghafoor in the front passenger seat.
Ahsan Ghafoor was also jailed – he threw a brick at a police car
Ghafoor was swiftly arrested but Hussain – who was banned from driving for four years in May last year – fought back and despite being Tasered managed to force his way past officers and jump into a police traffic car.
Hussain has four previous convictions for dangerous driving and has also been jailed for car theft and conspiring to steal motor vehicles.