18th Jan, 2019

Coventry man guilty of throwing brick from bridge onto police car

Coventry Editorial 12th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A COVENTRY man has been found guilty of throwing a stone from a bridge onto a police car.

Jason Gable, aged 45 endangered the lives of two police officers when he threw a coping stone from the Ringway St Patricks down onto their police car on February 15 this year.

The officers were responding to an emergency 999 call when then the brick smash through their windscreen before landing in the rear passenger footwell.

Gable, from Harnall Lane West, was arrested the following day after a CCTV trawl of the area enabled detectives to identify him.

Detective Inspector Stuart Bell said: “This was a serious attack on officers in a marked police car in the course of their duty.

“Gamble‚Äôs reckless actions showed no regard for their safety or that of any potential victims in the incident they were responding to.

“Fortunately the officers escaped with minor injuries and have since made a full recovery.”

Thanking everyone who came forward with information to officers’ investigations, Detective Bell said he was pleased with the outcome of Gamble’s trial at Warwickshire Justice Centre – where a jury took just two hours to reach their verdict.

He added: “Our officers work hard to keep people safe and it is beyond comprehension that they should come under attack in this way in the line of that duty.”

Gamble will be sentenced week commencing December 7.

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