Birmingham & Black Country

Birmingham burglar admits driving into police officer

Oval Road, Birmingham, where a police officer was knocked down
Image caption 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.

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