IT is three years since we reported on the jailing of a banned driver who drove backwards at speed towards a police officer who had tried to stop him in a Worcester street.
Lee Shire, of Rose Avenue, Worcester, accelerated in reverse with his “wheels spinning” and the officer just managed to avoid serious injury by jumping out of the way, Worcester Crown Court was told in September 2017.
Shire had been spotted by the uniformed officer at the junction of May Avenue and Rose Avenue on August 2, 2017, driving his Fiat just six weeks after he was disqualified, Glyn Samuel, prosecuting, told the court.
CCTV footage shown to the court showed the officer pulling his marked police car in front of Shire with his blue lights flashing.
As the officer got out, Shire drove away along Rose Avenue but his progress was obstructed by another car coming in the opposite direction.
“He put the car into reverse, wheels spinning, and accelerated at speed towards the officer at the…