Four years in jail for grievous bodily harm

A 19-year-old man has pleaded guilty to deliberately driving his car into a group of people in Leicester last year.

Wahid Rob, of Neston Road, Leicester appeared at Leicester Crown Court on Friday (13 October) where he pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent and one count of dangerous driving.

Rob was sentenced to a total of four years in prison.

A fourth charge of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent was ordered to remain on file.

On Tuesday 1 November, a group of four friends got onto a bus and travelled into the city centre.

When they got off the bus at 4.50pm on Humberstone Gate and were walking along the pavement, a black Hyundai mounted the kerb colliding with them. The car carried on along the pavement before stopping and the two occupants got out and ran off.

Enquiries by police later discovered Rob was the driver.

Detective Constable Damian Young, the investigating officer, said: “It’s astonishing that the victims only received bruising and severe discomfort as a result of the incident as their injuries could have been far worse.

“Rob deliberately drove at the group and give no regard for the injury he caused them and I hope the conviction and subsequent sentence will help reassure them that justice has been done.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

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