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Man jailed for reversing car over man in Platt Bridge

Daniel Evans
Image caption Daniel Evans was found guilty at Liverpool Crown Court

A man who deliberately reversed his car over a man in a drunken argument has been jailed for eight years.

Daniel Evans, 20, of Chorley, crushed Dean Southworth against a wall and lamp-post in Platt Bridge last year, before driving off and leaving him in a heap.

Mr Southworth, who had earlier been out in Wigan celebrating his 21st birthday, was left with serious injuries.

Evans was found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent at Liverpool Crown Court.

He was sentenced to eight years in a Young Offenders' Institute.

Multiple fractures

The court heard Mr Southworth met Evans when he was on a night out on 3 September and had become separated from his friends.

They went back to a house in Millers Lane, Platt Bridge, but got into an argument.

Evans got into his silver Vauxhall Astra and started to drive off, but was chased by the victim.

Mr Southworth hit out at the car and Evans stopped and reversed towards him.

He then half-mounted the kerb and deliberately turned the car and struck Mr Southworth.

The victim was left with serious injuries including multiple fractures to his pelvis and a broken right ankle.

Evans drove off, but was stopped by police about three hours later in Chorley.

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