A teenager was today sentenced for dangerous driving in a car without a licence which resulted in the death of police dog on Colwick Loop Road.
The 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was driving a Fiat Punto, taken without the consent of its owner, in the early hours of Wednesday, May 18, 2016 when he failed to stop for police.
Four-year-old police dog Rebus was struck by a police vehicle on Colwick Loop Road during the pursuit.
The 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 19 May 2016 to the following charges:
- Aggravated vehicle taking – causing vehicle damage under £5,000
- Driving a motor vehicle dangerously
- Using of a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance
- Driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence
- Failing to stop a vehicle when required by a constable.
He was sentenced to 16 months at a youth detention centre.
Two other boys, aged 17 and 15, who were also arrested on suspicion of theft, remain on bail pending further enquiries.