Cornwall news Prisoner tried to ram girl and pony off road whilst out on licence UK news
PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - Glen Cox is back behind bars following the incident which also saw him assault a police officer
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A long-serving prisoner has been returned to jail after attempting to ram a 12-year-old and her pony off the road whilst out on licence. Glen Cox, 43, then trapped the arm of a police officer in his vehicle door when he went to breathalyse him. Cox, formerly of Newquay, appeared at Truro Crown Court to be sentenced for dangerous driving, assault on an emergency worker and failure to provide a breath specimen. In a very brief opening of the facts, the court heard how on January 25 of this year Cox “used his vehicle as a weapon” when he came across a 12-year-old girl, her mum and their pony on an unclassified road near Newquay. The act was described as “deliberately aggressive” and left the victims terrified. When a police officer arrived and tried to breathalyse Cox, he became irate and trapped the officer's arm in his car door. Cox, who has a long record of violence and arson as well as driving offences, was jailed in 2006 then released on licence in 2016. He was first recalled in July 2018 but released again in March 2019. At first following the 2019 release he moved in with his parents in Cheltenham and moved to Cornwall after getting a job firstly at Ginsters and then as a delivery driver. His barrister Felicity Payne told the court he worked between 48-60 hours a week and got himself a privately rented studio flat in Newquay.
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. Miss Payne said: “He was doing well for months but on the day of the offence had just finished work and was on holiday for the rest of the week. “He decided to get a few beers and take a detour to the beach. He planned to take the drinks home but made the stupid decision to drink them at the beach and then get in his car and drive. “He accepts alcohol is a trigger for him and that what he did was dangerous. His family were due to visit him and see his new life so he is very aware of what he has lost.”
Sentencing Cox, Recorder Philip Mott said: “The dangerous driving was a deliberate and aggressive use of a motor vehicle as a weapon to threaten a woman, her 12-year-old daughter and their pony. The description was pretty horrific.” Recorder Mott went onto describe Cox’s criminal record as “very worrying” and sentenced him to 18 months in prison and a two year driving ban. Once Cox has served his latest sentence it’ll be up to the Parole Board to review whether he is safe for release relating to his licence period for the previous lengthy prison sentence.
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