Kent

Stephen Fahri jailed for Southborough PC hit-and-run

Stephen Fahri
Image caption Stephen Fahri was arrested after a BBC Crimewatch appeal

A hit-and-run motorist who ran over a Kent police officer as he tried to avoid being arrested has been jailed.

The officer, who was on patrol, was left unconscious after the incident in Southborough on 9 December but was not seriously injured.

Stephen Fahri, 30, of no fixed address, admitted grievous bodily harm with intent to resist arrest and dangerous driving, at Maidstone Crown Court.

He was jailed for a total of six years and eight months.

He also sentenced for an eight month jail term for a previous fraud offence.

Kent Police said the officer had stopped Fahri, who was about to drive out of Springfield Road into London Road, in Southborough, at about 22:00 GMT.

The officer then stood in front of the car, which was then driven forward and the officer ended up on the bonnet.

The car drove off towards Tonbridge and the officer was found lying unconscious in the road about 300m away.

Fahri was arrested following an appeal on the BBC's Crimewatch programme.

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