Thief who stole Fareham motorbike jailed for stealing police car in getaway

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A man who stole an unmarked police car after being caught riding a motorbike stolen from Fareham has been jailed for almost two years. 

Nathanual Hemy, 20, of Keynsham Road, Southampton, was sentenced to one year and ten months in jail at Southampton Crown Court today (November 21). 

Nathanual Hemy, 20, has been jailed after stealing an unmarked police car. Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

Nathanual Hemy, 20, has been jailed after stealing an unmarked police car. Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

Hemy had appeared in court yesterday (November 20) and pleaded guilty to charges of taking a motor vehicle without consent, aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, assault and escape from lawful custody.

The court heard that police officers in an unmarked car stopped a stolen motorcycle at the junction of West End Road and Chalk Hill, Southampton, at around 3pm on September 11.

The motorcycle had been taken from an address in Fareham two days earlier.

Hemy, who was riding the motorcycle, ran from the scene but was stopped shortly afterwards.

The court heard that as he was being detained, Hemy evaded custody by driving the unmarked car away, dragging an officer along the road for a short distance.

The male officer suffered grazes to his arms and knees and attended Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

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The unmarked car was recovered a short time later, having been driven dangerously through a residential area, the court heard. Hemy was arrested the following day.

Hemy was given the following sentences:

Causing actual bodily harm – 1 year 10 months

Aggravated vehicle taking – 10 months (to run concurrently)

Dangerous Driving – 10 months (to run concurrently)

Taking a motor vehicle without consent – 4 weeks (to run concurrently)

Disqualified Driving – 4 weeks (to run concurrently)

Disqualified Driving – 4 weeks (to run concurrently)

Escape Lawful Custody – 2 weeks (to run concurrently)

Following the hearing, Acting Superintendent Phil Lamb said: ‘Hemy’s actions that day were reckless and dangerous.

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‘He put officers and members of the public at risk of serious harm simply in order to evade arrest.

‘It took up a significant amount of resources responding to this incident and in later detaining him.

‘I would like to thank all the officers who responded at the time or who were involved later in bringing Hemy to justice, and also the public who came forward to help us find him.’