Friday 30 September 2016

CCTV footage shows drunk driver running over woman in botched revenge rampage

Published 16/07/2015 | 11:24

The shocking moment where a furious driver ploughed into an innocent woman during a drink and drugged fuelled rampage has been captured on CCTV.

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Leigh Robinson had been targeting a man who tried to assault him in Manchester when his vehicle struck Patricia Costello, who now uses a wheelchair.

The footage shows a drunk Robinson driving through a Manchester street, carrying out hand brake turns before mounting the pavement.

The drunk driver crushed the victim against the shutters of a sandwich shop before fleeing the scene.

Leigh Robinson was sentenced to nine years in prison this week following a hearing at Manchester Crown Court, where he was said to have used his vehicle, a BMW, “as a lethal weapon”.

The victim, Patricia Costello (36), is currently using a wheelchair and medical professionals predict she will have to use a stick for the rest of her life.

"I heard a loud screaming and next thing I knew I was on the floor,” said Patricia.

"I think I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"I'm lucky to be alive, only some pieces of metal saved me from being killed.

"It has changed my life completely.”

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