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PC Gareth Browning death: Driver in court

Luke Haywood Image copyright Thames valley Police
Image caption Hayward was jailed for nine years for causing grievous bodily harm with intent and dangerous driving

The driver of a stolen car which hit a police officer who later died of his injuries has appeared in court.

Luke Haywood, 32, of no fixed abode, hit PC Gareth Browning in a stolen Mazda in Reading on 30 November 2013.

Haywood was jailed for nine years in 2014 for causing grievous bodily harm with intent and dangerous driving.

Haywood, who had applied for early release from jail, appeared via video link at Reading Magistrates. PC Browning died in April.

Image copyright Thames Valley Police
Image caption PC Gareth Browning, who was medically retired following the crash, died aged 36 in April

PC Browning was attempting to stop the stolen vehicle when he was injured.

He was medically retired and died from his injuries aged 36.

His lawyer indicated Haywood would admit manslaughter at a Reading Crown Court hearing on 15 January.

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