Cambridgeshire

Drug dealer drove 70m with Cambridgeshire Police officer on bonnet

Andre George Image copyright Cambridgeshire Police
Image caption Drug dealer Andre George drove with a police officer on the bonnet of his car while trying to resist arrest

A drug dealer who drove 70m (230ft) with a police officer on his bonnet while trying to avoid arrest has been jailed.

Andre George, 27, was approached by two plain clothes officers after they spotted him dealing drugs from a car in Cambridge last November.

After the officers identified themselves, George drove off, knocking Sgt Paul Street on to his car bonnet.

But Sgt Street managed to arrest George when the vehicle stopped, police said.

'Unpleasant experience'

George, from Crome Road, London, was jailed for more than four years on Friday after admitting being concerned with the supply of Class A drugs and assault with intent to resist arrest.

Sgt Street, of Cambridgeshire Police, who was uninjured in the incident, said: "This was an extremely unpleasant experience which highlights the dangers that police officers face on a day-to-day basis.

"It is hard to explain just how frightening it was being on the bonnet of a vehicle travelling at speed.

"I think the sentence reflects the violent nature of this crime."

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