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Inspector Phil Cowin said the incident was another reminder of the risks frontline officers face on a daily basis.


A disqualified driver who repeatedly tried to mow down a police officer has been jailed.

Elliot Flynn was already disqualified for drug driving when he attempted to ram a Merseyside Police officer last month.

PC Price approached the 21-year-old’s car in the car park of Grapes Hotel in Portico Lane, St Helen’s on February 2 and asked for the keys.

But Flynn, of Millbrook Lane, St Helens reversed and PC Price fired his Taser in an effort to stop the car hitting him.


Flynn then drove towards the officer twice more, forcing him to leap onto the bonnet of his own patrol vehicle behind him.

The car, which was carrying four passengers, struck PC Price’s police car and narrowly avoided a woman and her two children before being driven off.

Another officer drove after Flynn and he was later arrested at his own home.

On Monday Flynn was jailed for ten months and banned from driving for three years, five months at Liverpool Crown Court after he admitted dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and failing to provide a sample of blood.

He had also breached a suspended sentence order he had received for assault.

Inspector Phil Cowin said:  "It is only through good fortune that our officer, and the woman and children nearby, were not injured during this incident.

"I hope the time he will now spend behind bars will give Flynn time to reflect on the consequences of his actions.

"Anyone who takes to the roads illegally and poses a danger to pedestrians and other motorists risks serving a prison sentence, being banned form driving and losing their licence. My message to these people is ask yourself - is it worth the risk?

"This case is another reminder that our officers put themselves in harm’s way every day to protect the public of Merseyside, and I’d like to thank PC Price for his efforts.”

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