THIS is the moment a car thief ran over the leg of a policewoman who tried to stop him, before smashing into railings and speeding away.
PC Amy Macaulay, 37, was left in agony with her leg trapped under the front wheel before James Turner, 56, sped away.
She and her colleague had tried to stop the Nissan which was believed to have false or stolen number plates.
PC Macaulay was left with serious bruising to the bones of her lower leg and foot, and needed a month off work to recover.
Turner’s car was found smashed up and abandoned minutes later and he was arrested the next day.
He admitted four charges of aggravated vehicle taking, three of driving while disqualified and assault causing actual bodily harm.
Turner was jailed for two years at Ipswich Crown Court and banned from driving for four years.
The incident occurred on on March 21 when the cops pulled up on London Road, Ipswich, and she jumped out to open the driver’s door.
But then Turner of Ipswich suddenly accelerated forward without warning and collided with the back of the police car.
He slammed his car into reverse, dragging PC Macaulay backwards until she fell under the front wheel.
Turner then drove back into the police car and reversed again – crushing her right leg and driving over her feet.
He ripped off the front end of his car as he turned around and drove away on the wrong side of the road, leaving the wreckage behind him.
Pc Macaulay said: “I had a bump to the head, and the side of my face started to bruise. I had a hip injury, whiplash and grazing to my arm.
“Miraculously, my leg wasn’t broken but there was bruising on the bone. There is no doubt that, without my boots, I would have very little ankle left.
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“I remember looking up and pleading with him to stop.
“It was quite a deliberate act. It’s not often people try to hurt you.
“It’s been hard to come to terms with because I questioned if I’d done something wrong.”
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