Sentenced to a Total of Five Years
A man who deliberately drove a pedestrian down in the street has been jailed.
On Friday, 10 October at Kingston Crown Court, Umair Aziz 28(12/09/1992) of Hazel Close, Brentford, Middx was sentenced to a total of five years in prison.
Aziz had pleaded guilty to one count of Grievous Bodily Harm and one count of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply. He received 30 month in prison for the assault and five years in prison for the drugs offence; all sentences are to run concurrently.
The court heard how on the Saturday, 14 June at 20:40hrs the 27-year-old victim had been called over to Black Volkswagen Polo that was parked in a Kingston car park. Aziz was in the driver’s seat and began to warn the victim about causing problems. The victim told police he did not know what this man was talking about and walked away.
As he reached East Road, Kingston the victim was struck by a car. Witnesses later told police that a black V/W Polo had deliberately driven at the victim. The victim was seen to be thrown up onto the bonnet of the car, breaking its windscreen. The vehicle did not stop, but drove off at speed leaving the victim lying in the road with serious injuries.
When officers arrived the victim was lapsing in and out of consciousness and in need urgent treatment.
The victim was rushed to hospital where he was later found to have a broken arm, head injuries and crush injuries to his chest.
An immediate enquiry began to find the drive of the car. On the 15 June police were told about a car parked in the street with serious frontal damage. When officers arrived they found it was the Polo used in the assault and it was seized for examination.
Enquires linked Aziz to the car and on the 16 June police went to his house and arrested him on suspicion of GBH. A search of his home revealed drug dealing equipment and a quantity of suspected class A drugs. He was also arrested for drug dealing.
The drugs were subsequently found to be 18 grams of cocaine with a street value of more than £1500.
DC Becky Springford of Kingston CID said, “This was a vicious and deliberate attack that left a young man in the street with serious injuries. It was only good fortune that the victim was not left permanently disabled, or even killed. Aziz has shown he is both violent and a drug dealer; the long term in prison is totally justified.”