Thursday 27 October 2016

Video: shocking footage of man deliberately running over his girlfriend's ex

Ben Kendall

Published 20/02/2016 | 10:48

Shocking footage of a man repeatedly and deliberately running over his girlfriend's ex has been released by police.

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Johnathan Leuty, 34, of Malt Drive, South Brink, Cambridgeshire, was arrested on October 30 last year after he called police to admit what he had done.

Johnathan Leuty
Johnathan Leuty

He told call handlers he had gone to visit his girlfriend in Wisbech but her ex-husband was there blocking the doorway, preventing him from entering the flat.

When officers arrived they found a man lying in the middle of the road after being run over, Cambridgeshire Police said.

Leuty later told officers he was provoked by the victim and had "snapped" before running him over with his car. He then handed himself in at Wisbech Police Station.

The CCTV footage showed Leuty reversing his car then drive directly towards the victim, causing him to roll across the bonnet.

He turned his car round and drove over the victim, dragging him along the road under the car before stopping and reversing, which released the victim from under the vehicle.

The 30-year-old victim then hobbled across the road and hid between parked cars before Leuty rammed them in an attempt to injure the victim further, the force said.

Speaking after Leuty was jailed for four years after admitting causing grievous bodily harm with intent and dangerous driving at Norwich Crown Court on Friday, Detective Constable Simon Rust said the victim was lucky to be alive.

He added: "It is clear from Leuty's full admission of the incident that he feels great remorse and regrets his actions, but it just goes to show how disputes can quite easily escalate and get out of hand, and how these actions result in very serious consequences."

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