Adam Reeve jailed for running over Wisbech pedestrian

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Media captionThe pedestrian was deliberately targeted, Cambridge Crown Court heard

A man who deliberately ran over a pedestrian has been jailed for 12 years.

Adam Reeve, 22, ploughed his Vauxhall Astra into the man in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire in June 2012 and then resprayed the car to avoid detection.

He was seen on CCTV swerving to hit the man, 25, as he walked with friends.

At Cambridge Crown Court, Reeve was jailed for causing grievous bodily harm with intent, dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice.

His victim suffered significant injuries and spent six days in hospital.

It is not clear why Reeve ran the man down.

Afterwards, Reeve removed black laminate from the bonnet of his car and sprayed the grille red to disguise the vehicle.

When he was arrested Reeve denied being involved in the hit and run.

Reeve, of Chapnall Road, Wisbech, later changed his story, admitting his vehicle was involved. He claimed an unnamed friend was driving and he was sitting in the passenger seat at the time.

He admitted perverting the course of justice by trying to disguise his vehicle, but had denied GBH and dangerous driving.

Reeve was also banned from driving for five years.

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