Peterborough man jailed after police pursuit

Sean Hood

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A father of three who rammed police cars with a van during a pursuit through Orton Goldhay in Peterborough has been jailed.

Sean Hood (27) of Hinchcliffe, was locked up for 18 months after being found guilty of dangerous driving at a trial.

You are a father of three. You have tried hard to shake your past but your life is in a continual spiral.

Judge Sean Enright

Peterborough Crown Court was told police had been called to Orton Goldhay at 12.30am on May 24 following reports of suspicious activity.

The officers arrived in Clayton, and saw a Ford Transit drive off at speed. The driver had his lights turned off, and the officers followed the van,

The driver turned into Meriton, and hit a grass verge, bringing the van to a stop. A police officer approached, but the driver sped off, hitting the officers legs- although a police spokesman said the officer did not suffer serious injuries.

As the chase continued, the Transit continued to stop, before reversing into the pursuing police cars, before pulling into Hinchcliffe, where Hood got out of the van and ran.

However, he was arrested a short time later.

At a sentencing hearing on Friday, the court heard Hood continued to maintain his innocence.

But Judge Sean Enright, sentencing, said: “You are a father of three. You have tried hard to shake your past but your life is in a continual spiral.”

Along with the 18 month sentence, Hood was banned from driving for two years.