Crushed PC 'determined to return to front-line policing'

PC McGinn
Image caption PC McGinn suffered crush injuries to his legs and pelvis

A police officer who was seriously injured when a burglar deliberately ran him over has said he is determined to return to front-line policing.

PC Peter McGinn, 44, was called to a house in Gravelly Hill, Birmingham, on the afternoon of 7 June.

Carl Anderson, from Osbourne Close in Aston, was driving away after breaking in when he reversed into PC McGinn at speed.

He was pinned up against a lamp-post and suffered serious crush injuries.

Anderson admitted using his vehicle "as a weapon", and pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm at Birmingham Crown Court in August.

Metal pins and plates had to be inserted in PC McGinn's left leg and hip, and an artificial ligament put in his shattered knee.

Doctors said nerve damage in his foot could take up to two years to recover.

PC McGinn, who has been with the West Midlands Force for 11 years, said: "I'm remaining positive and intend to make a full recovery.

"The support I've received from colleagues, friends in and out of the job, plus family has been overwhelming."

Anderson will be sentenced on 27 September.

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