Following an earlier trial at Croydon Crown Court on Friday, 26 July. Jamie Williams, 23 of Mitcham Road, Croydon, had been found guilty of ABH assault, criminal damage and dangerous driving.

On Wednesday, 4 September at the same court, Williams was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment for his offences, which were wholly suspended.

The incident took place around 10.55pm on August 17, 2018, at Hawthorn Avenue in Thorton Heath.

Officers stopped the 23-year-old  who was behind the wheel of a dark grey Mercedes car.

Croydon Crown Court heard how Police had seen him driving “at speed” out of a tight junction without slowing and without due care. Officers made the decision to stop Williams to discuss the manner of his driving.

The Mitcham Road resident left his car, but during questioning, he got back into the car to drive off.