A driver whose car was rammed by police at the Riverhead is jailed.



A driver whose car was rammed by police at the Riverhead is jailed.

Ashley Peterson 32, admitted dangerous driving, burglary, four fraud offences, theft, driving while banned, failing to provide a blood sample and having no insurance.

The car he was driving was rammed by police in Grimsby town centre after a chase through the streets of Grimsby.

He had already stopped and was boxed in just before police threatened to taser him. There were disgraceful actions by bystanders at the scene when bystanders threatened police with bottles.

It is believed that Ashley Peterson had stolen a women’s handbag with bank cards in a burglary. After which he used the stolen card to purchase petrol at Sainsbury’s.

There was a police chase when police stopped him in a black Peugeot. He drove through red traffic lights and pulled out of a junction without giving way. The car stopped outside Freshney Place shopping centre as he hurtled towards pedestrians.

He had been convicted of 50 previous offences which included two for dangerous driving and another for burglary. In October 2016 he was jailed for four years and seven months for two offences of robbery. He had also been jailed for two years and nine months for dangerous driving. It is believed that he had an addiction to Class A drugs and alcohol at the time of the latest incident. He is now drink and drugs free.

Ashley Peterson was jailed for two years and nine months at Grimsby Crown Court.


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