A man has been jailed after he deliberately reversed into a community police officer before saying he would ‘kill her next time’.
Police community support officer (PSCO) Danielle Doran was questioning Shahid Khan over speeding down the wrong side of the road, not having insurance or a door handle and suspecting the car had been stolen on June 14 last year.
Khan ‘cackled’ at her and said: ‘I don’t have to f***ing tell you anything, you are just a f***ing PCSO’ before he accelerated with the passenger door open, which hit Ms Doran’s shoulder and almost dragged her under his car.
The 27-year-old then turned his black Fiat around at a set of traffic lights in Rochdale, mounted the pavement and drove back towards her saying: ‘I’ll get you next time, next time I’ll f***ing kill you.’
The officer, who has patrolled the streets of Greater Manchester for 10 years, said it was the ‘worst situation’ she had ever been in.
‘I felt distraught and upset after what happened. I felt vulnerable and helpless,’ she said in a statement.
Ms Doran was treated in hospital for the pain in her left shoulder, which was caused by a jarred muscle, and her swollen hand.
She had to take time off work because she was ‘anxious’ and was scared of seeing Khan again.
Minshull Street Crown Court heard that the PSCO noticed Khan’s car when she saw him speeding on the wrong side of the road before it quickly turned into a garage forecourt.
She ran some checks on the car while Khan was inside at a Subway eatery and found that the car did not have insurance, a registered keeper or a chassis number.
Ms Doran was questioning Khan, from Rochdale, when he said he did not have to tell her anything and ‘puffed out his chest and raised his voice’.
‘She felt very intimidated by him and stepped back and at that point she asked for further patrols to assist,’ said Prosecutor Geoff Whelan.
Then Khan got into the driver’s seat and revved his engine at least three times before he ‘cackled’ and stared at her.
She pressed the emergency button on her radio but did not realise that it had failed to activate.
She shouted ‘stop’ and tried to get out of the space between the car and the open passenger door but Khan suddenly reversed and ‘she thought she was going to be dragged under the vehicle’.
Mr Whelan said there was ‘no doubt’ that Khan knew Ms Doran was there and ‘he stared at her whilst he reversed the car backwards’.
After he turned the car around to yell that he would get the officer ‘next time,’ he sped off through traffic lights.
At the time of the hit-and-run, Khan was being investigated over a £500,000 computer hacking fraud which used stolen credit card details to target small businesses.
Last Thursday, Khan was jailed for six years and banned from driving for five years after admitting assault, dangerous driving, conspiracy to defraud and possession of cocaine.
Defence counsel Mark Shanks said: ‘He says there was a previous road incident involving himself and he was in an agitated state.
‘He accepts his reactions were very much appalling, and it was completely wrong for him to do. The reason for the police officer approaching was because he had no insurance, and he knew he had no insurance. He shouldn’t have reacted in the way he did.
‘He is extremely remorseful, which is shown through his apology to the police officer. Thankfully there was no serious injury, it could have been a lot worse.’
Sentencing Judge Recorder Paul Taylor told Khan: ‘Your response to PCSO Doran was indicative of your attitude towards her. You squared up to her and pushed out your chest and you raised your voice to her.
‘You were bullying her and you seemed to get a kick out of causing distress to her because she heard you laughing at her. She was terrified and it has affected the way she behaves. You have altered the way she has been living for some significant time.’
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