Man who ran over Amazon driver jailed for 12 years

|News, Violent crime

A man who left an Amazon delivery driver paralysed from the waist down when he ran him over has been sentenced to 12 years in jail.

Mitchell Rose, 27, of Walsall, was jailed today (Thursday 14 November) at Stafford Crown Court for causing grievous bodily harm having intentionally run the victim Chance Bright over causing him catastrophic spinal injury.

The incident took place on Paradise Lane, Coven on Monday 4 March 2019, when Mr Bright tried to stop the theft of his delivery van.

The van had been stolen by Rose’s accomplice Brian Atkinson. Rose followed behind the van and mowed down Mr Bright who was chasing after the van, dragging him 100 yards.

Rose was found guilty of intentionally causing Mr Bright grievous bodily harm following the trial at Stafford Crown Court in September.

His accomplices have also been sentenced at Stafford Crown Court today for their parts in the incident.

Atkinson, 41, of Walsall, was jailed for 20 months for the theft of the delivery van and for assisting an offender.

Emma Griffin, 34, of Walsall, was sentenced to four months' imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, for assisting an offender.

A fourth defendant, Carol Davies, 39, of Walsall, will be sentenced this afternoon.

Claire Nicholls of the CPS said: “This was a horrendous attack against a victim innocently going about his daily employment. The sentences imposed on Mitchell Rose and his accomplices reflect the seriousness and gravity of their crimes. Mr Bright has suffered devastating and life-changing consequences due to their deliberate actions.

“Today’s sentencing will not replace what Mr Bright has lost however, owing to Mr Bright’s courage and support throughout these proceedings, the prosecution has been able to ensure that justice has been served.”

Notes to editors

  • Claire Nicholls is a District Crown Prosecutor for CPS West Midlands.

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