Man jailed and banned from Colchester city centre after multiple offences
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A car thief has been jailed and banned from Colchester city centre for three years thanks to the work of a specialist team of officers.
Shaun Hogg was today, Friday 13 October, jailed for two-and-a-half years after admitting nine offences.
Our application for a criminal behaviour order was also granted during the hearing at Ipswich Crown Court. As a result, 42-year-old Hogg, of no fixed abode, was banned from entering Colchester city centre for three years. Any breach of that order would result in arrest.
Hogg was arrested after officers were made aware of the theft of a Blue Peugeot 208 from Hyena Drive, Stanway, at midday on 6 January.
Further inquiries found the vehicle had been taken between 9pm and 10pm on the previous day.
Thanks to information provided by an off-duty police officer, officers were able to locate the vehicle in Claudius Road.
When they came head-to-head with the vehicle, officers got out of the car to approach the Peugeot which then reversed away and crashed into a bollard.
The Peugeot was then driven at the police car, causing extensive damage.
The Peugeot then travelled along Mersea Road and turned into Bourne Road, where it again struck a bollard and came to a stop.
Meanwhile, officers from the scene in Claudius Road were helped by a passing taxi driver, who then took them to Bourne Road, where they were able to quickly locate a man who had left the vehicle and attempted to flee the area.
Shaun Hogg, 42, of no fixed abode, was then arrested and taken into custody.
He was subsequently charged with:
Making threats to kill
Handling stolen goods
Aggravated vehicle taking and vehicle damage of £5000 or over
Making off without making payment
Failing to provide specimen for analysis
Failing to stop vehicle when directed by PC
Using a motor vehicle on a road / public place without third party insurance
Failing to stop after a road accident
Driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence
He admitted all charges and was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court today, Friday 13 September.
He was sentenced to a total of 30 months in jail.
Sergeant Sonia Mirrington-French, of our domestic abuse problem solving team which manages violent offenders, said:
“Shaun Hogg is a very dangerous man, and this incident shows exactly that. He had no regard for the members of the public or police officers whom he was putting at risk through his driving. “Thankfully, there were no serious injuries reported as a result of his actions, but that is very much more through luck than anything else. “Luckily, his behaviour caught up with him in January and when he was presented at court, he had very little option but to admit his guilt and he will now spend an appropriate amount of time in prison."