Driver who ran down Amazon driver convicted of GBH

A Walsall man has been found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. The victim was left paralysed from the waist down after been deliberately ran over with a scrap van.

Chance Bright who worked for Amazon as a driver suffered a broken spinal cord when he was dragged along by the van after his vehicle was stolen in Staffordshire on 4 March.

Mitchell Rose, 27, of Redshank Road, walsall admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving but was cleared of attempted murder.

 

 

Brian Atkinson, 41, of Parker Street, Walsall, pleaded guilty to theft and was convicted of assisting an offender.

Two women, Carol Davies, 39, of Yew Road, Walsall, and Emma Griffin, 34, of Field Road, Walsall, both admitted assisting an offender at an earlier hearing.

Mr Bright, 23, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, had delivered a parcel in Coven when he saw someone had “driven off” in his van.

The former soldier, who was in his last week with Amazon before starting a new job, then noticed a yellow van coming towards him.

The hearing took place at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court. The four defendants will be sentenced at a later date.