Man rammed car into victim in revenge attack then fled country

A 24-year-old man who fled the country hours after ramming his car into another man in a revenge attack has been found guilty.

The incident happened on the afternoon of 25 June 2016, on Abbey Park Road, when Glen-Meade drove his car into the 38-year-old man.

It was a revenge attack, after the death of Glen-Meade’s uncle.

The victim spent two weeks recovering in hospital after he was left with life-changing injuries including a fractured thigh bone, two broken ribs, an injury to his shoulder and cuts and abrasions.

The trial heard how Glen-Meade fled the country hours after the attack to evade capture. He was tracked down in Amsterdam months later after being arrested for another incident.

When Dutch authorities did some background checks on Glen-Meade, they found he was wanted by Leicestershire Police under a European Arrest Warrant.

He was extradited back to the UK and was charged with grievous bodily harm.

The trial lasted five days at Birmingham Crown Court, where he was found guilty of the attack. Glen-Meade will be sentenced on 6 November.

The Detective investigating the case said: “Glen-Meade carried out this offence intent on revenging the death of his uncle. As a result of this attack more lives have been changed dramatically.”

“The outcome of this incident should serve as a stark message to anyone who thinks they can evade prosecution by leaving the country after committing an offence that police forces will continue to work together and offenders will be brought to justice.”

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