Birmingham burglar admits driving into police officer

Oval Road, Birmingham, where a police officer was knocked down The officer from Sutton Coldfield police station was knocked down in Oval Road

A burglar has admitted grievous bodily harm after hitting a police officer who tried to stop his car during reports of a break-in in Erdington.

Carl Anderson, 50, of Osbourne Close, Aston, Birmingham, pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court.

PC Peter McGinn, 44, sustained serious leg and pelvic injuries and needed an operation after being knocked over.

Anderson also admitted burglary, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and without insurance.

He will be sentenced next month.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Birmingham & Black Country

Weather

Birmingham

19 °C 15 °C

BBC Local Live

  1.  
    Reviving a liver for transplant 12:23: Giles Latcham Reporter, Midlands Today

    I'm filming transplant surgeons at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham who are celebrating a world first.

    They've given a patient from Walsall a liver which travelled 200 miles and took seven hours to reach them.

    That delay might well have made the liver unusable - but medics pumped blood and oxygen through it to revive it. See my report today on BBC One at 13:25 and 18:30.

     
  2.  
    Attempted murder charges 12:09:

    Three men are due in court charged with attempted murder after a man was stabbed in the neck during disorder in Sparkbrook last month, says West Midlands Police.

     
  3.  
    News on the hour 11:55: Kevin Pashby Journalist, BBC WM

    Bosses at London Midland say they're working with other transport providers to bring in an integrated travel pass in the West Midlands.

    Patrick Verwer has been in the Hotseat with Adrian Goldberg this hour- hear more in the news at 12:00 on BBC WM.

     
  4.  
    Rail boss takes your calls 11:44: Michelle Dawes Producer, BBC WM

    The chief executive of London Midland Patrick Verwer is live on air and taking your calls.

    In the past few minutes he has pledged to put a clear sign on all of its ticket machines at stations where there are two forms of transport (ie train AND tram) that these tickets are only for train travel.

    He said different companies were still working on an integrated travel pass similar to Oyster.

     
  5.  
    City snubbed in food guide 11:38: Birmingham Mail

    Birmingham fails to get a taste of success in the latest Good Food Guide after none of the city's restaurants made the top 50 list. Read the full story online.

     
  6.  
    Walsall 0-3 Crystal Palace 11:28:

    Walsall were knocked out of the League Cup last night by Crystal Palace, 3-0 at the Banks's Stadium, with Dwight Gayle scoring a first-half hat-trick.

    Mathieu Manset

    After the match the Saddlers confirmed the signing of the 25-year-old French striker Mathieu Manset (pictured), who was with them on trial during the summer.

     
  7.  
    Have your say 11:19: Stephanie Barnard BBC Local Live

    What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like your feedback about this service, which we write here in Birmingham.

     
  8.  
    Our stories today 11:08: Robert Thompson Editor, Midlands Today

    It's a busy morning with quite a bit going on. Giles Latcham is working on an incredible story about a new technique that keeps a liver destined for a transplant "alive" longer. We'll be talking to a patient and surgeon.

    Elsewhere, we're meeting the head teacher of Baverstock School, which features in Panorama on BBC One this evening. We'll ask him how he's helping to turn around kids kicked out of mainstream education.

     
  9.  
    News on the hour 10:56: Kevin Pashby Journalist, BBC WM

    Residents in part of Walsall say a police crackdown on prostitutes has failed.

    In the news at 11:00 on BBC WM we'll hear from the Pleck neighbourhood watch chairman, who says he's disgusted with what's happening in his area.

     
  10.  
    Urban sketch 10:50: via Facebook

    Stirchley News posts: "Join in tomorrow with Stirchley's first ever Birmingham Urban Sketch scrawl. The event is free."

     
  11.  
    Safeguarding children 10:38: BBC WM

    A Birmingham-based charity which looks at child protection issues says the West Midlands must take responsibility for looking after youths.

    Between 1997 and 2013 at least 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham, a report has found.

    Donald Findlater, from the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, says: "The same question could be asked of the safeguarding board and of parents across the West Midlands - what are we doing to keep our children safe?"

     
  12.  
    Referendum will test English regions 10:21: Patrick Burns Political editor, Midlands

    It has been in place for over 400 years but, it turns out the Act of Union between England and Scotland is a much looser affair than many of us had thought. Read my full blog post.

     
  13.  
    West Brom win on penalties 10:10:

    West Bromwich Albion needed a penalty shoot-out to get past the Football League's bottom club, Oxford, in the second round of the Capital One League Cup at The Hawthorns.

    Jason Davidson

    The Baggies went ahead with an own goal in the first half, but conceded a late equaliser, before winning the penalty shoot-out 7-6.

     
  14.  
    News on the hour 09:55: Kevin Pashby Journalist, BBC WM

    A Birmingham charity says authorities in the West Midlands need to learn lessons from the sex abuse scandal in Rotherham.

    It's after a report found criminal gangs sexually abused 1,400 children over 16 years in the South Yorkshire town. Hear more in the news at 10:00 on BBC WM.

     
  15.  
    Rail disruption ends 09:38:

    London Midland tweets: Disruption caused by earlier signalling problems at #Wolverhampton has now ended. If delayed for more than 30 min -> soda.sh/xzd

     
  16.  
    Panorama: Last Chance Academy 09:34:

    A Birmingham school opposed to excluding disruptive students will feature in a BBC documentary tonight.

    Pupils at Baverstock Academy receiving their exam results

    Baverstock Academy does not expel disruptive pupils and will go to almost any lengths to keep them in mainstream education.

    Panorama followed students there in the run-up to exams to see if the school can honour its pledge to keep disruptive pupils in class as well as get them five GCSEs. Watch a preview of the programme online now.

     
  17.  
    TOP HEADLINES
     
  18.  
    Chasing more information 09:20: Alex Homer BBC News Online

    I'm hoping to hear more from West Midlands Police soon about the illegal immigrant found above the driver's cab of a lorry on the M6 near Birmingham.

    It's not yet clear exactly where they were stashed away. I'm also hoping to find out how long the person had been there and their condition when they were found.

     
  19.  
    Lorry driver heard noises 09:11: Express and Star

    An illegal immigrant has been found stowed away on top of a lorry cab by police after the driver heard noises. Read more online now.

     
  20.  
    News on the hour 08:56: Kevin Pashby Journalist, BBC WM

    A school in Birmingham which is pioneering a new way of teaching disruptive pupils says it will go to any length to keep them in mainstream education.

    Hear more on this story in the news at 09:00 on BBC WM.

     
  21.  
    Your questions for London Midland boss 08:43: Adrian Goldberg Presenter, BBC WM

    The managing director of train company London Midland is in the Hotseat from 11:00 taking your calls.

    Patrick Verwer

    Have you got a question you'd like to ask Patrick Verwer? Email or call 03453 00 99 56 and I'll put them to him.

     
  22.  
    Immigrant on top of M6 lorry cab 08:30:

    Motorway police found an illegal immigrant hiding above the cab of a lorry on the M6 near Spaghetti Junction last night.

    The central motorway unit says the driver called officers after hearing strange noises.

     
  23.  
    Wolverhampton train delays 08:19:

    London Midland tweets: Due to signalling problems at #Wolverhampton services running through this station may be delayed by up to 10 mins at short notice.

     
  24.  
    Dry and bright today 08:10: Charlie Slater Weather Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

    After a rather chilly start, it will be a mostly dry and bright day with sunny spells.

    Towards the evening however, cloud will start to thicken in the south with winds strengthening, with a high of 20C (68F).

     
  25.  
    Good morning 08:00: Stephanie Barnard BBC Local Live

    I'm in the BBC WM newsroom bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Birmingham and the Black Country today.

    If you'd like to comment on any of the stories we're featuring, please get in touch via email or tweet @BBCWM.

     

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.