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Prison for Wisbech man who ran over girlfriend’s ex

Johnathan Leuty
Johnathan Leuty

A Wisbech man has been jailed for four years after admitting he deliberately ran over his girlfriend’s ex-husband multiple times.

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

Police received a call at just after 11.30pm from Leuty saying he visited his girlfriend in Rose Fair Close but her ex-husband was there and was blocking the doorway, preventing him from entering the flat.

Officers attended and found a man lying in the middle of the road after having potentially been run over.

Leuty called police again and said that while waiting for officers, he was provoked by the victim and had ‘snapped’ before running him over with his car. He was arrested at Wisbech Police Station on suspicion of dangerous driving, drink-driving and attempted murder.

CCTV footage showed Leuty reversing his car then driving directly towards the victim, causing him to roll across the bonnet. He then turned his car round and drove over the victim, dragging him along the road under the car for a short distance, before stopping and reversing, which released the victim from under the car.

The 30-year-old victim hobbled across the road and hid between parked cars before Leuty rammed them in an attempt to injure him further. At Norwich Crown Court on Friday Leuty was sentenced to four years for causing grievous bodily harm with intent and one year for dangerous driving, to run concurrently.

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