Man jailed for seriously injuring police officer - Reading

16/04/2014

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court today, Wednesday, 16 April 2014, and was jailed for nine years' for causing serious injuries to a police officer while on duty in Reading.

Luke Haywood, aged 28, of no fixed abode, was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to resist/prevent arrest.

He had previously pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated vehicle taking and one count of going equipped to burgle at a hearing at the same court on 17 March.

He was sentenced to eight years and nine months' imprisonment for one count of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to resist/prevent arrest and aggravated vehicle taking, and three months' imprisonment for going equipped to burgle, to be served consecutively, making a total of nine years' imprisonment.

He is currently serving a prison sentence for unrelated burglary offences.

On 30 November last year, PC Gareth Browning was attempting to stop a stolen vehicle driven by Haywood in Shinfield Road.  PC Browning was subsequently struck by the vehicle.

PC Browning was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where he remains in a serious condition.