Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a man has been convicted after deliberately driving at a motorcycle in Milton Keynes and fleeing from the police.
Andrew Saunders, aged 31, of no fixed abode, was found guilty of one count of Section 18; Grievous Bodily Harm at Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday (14/11), following a four day trial.
Saunders had already pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving, one count of assault and one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
At about 7.25pm on 14 May this year, Saunders deliberately drove a silver BMW at a motorcycle in Newport Road, Woughton Park.
The rider of the motorcycle, a man in his twenties, suffered significant friction burns.
Saunders was found not guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving of the motorcycle rider, but he pleaded guilty to assaulting the victim by driving his vehicle at the motorcycle.
The passenger of the motorcycle, a teenage boy, sustained a broken ankle, a dislocated shoulder and significant friction burns.
Saunders pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving of the motorcycle passenger.
A week after this incident, at approximately 3.30pm on 21 May this year, Saunders drove a vehicle dangerously, after failing to stop for police officers in Brighton.
For this offence, Saunders pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving.
Following a pursuit by Sussex Police, Saunders was arrested and charged with the offences.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Hollie Cromarty, of Milton Keynes CID, said: “I’m pleased that Andrew Saunders has been convicted with these serious offences.
“The rider and the passenger of the motorcycle sustained significant injuries, after Saunders deliberately drove at them.
“The passenger in particular suffered a serious broken ankle, which has required extensive surgeries and rehabilitation.
“A week after this incident, Saunders then drove dangerously to avoid being stopped by the police.
“Thankfully, our colleagues at Sussex Police were able to stop and arrest Saunders, who will now be sentenced on 9 January next year.”