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Amazon driver left paralysed after being run over chasing stolen van

By Jordan Reynolds | Walsall | Crime | Published:

A man who ran down an Amazon delivery driver and left him paralysed from the waist down has been found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Mitchell Rose, left, ran over Chance Bright as Brian Atkinson, right, drove off in Mr Bright's van

Mitchell Rose, 27, of Redshank Road, Walsall, was found guilty yesterday following a trial at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

The 23-year-old delivery driver, Chance Bright, is a former soldier and was working his notice the week he was run down by Rose in a scrap van and dragged for around 95 metres in Coven earlier this year.

Chance’s delivery van was stolen by 41-year-old Brian Atkinson on Paradise Lane on March 4.

Rose then followed behind and hit Mr Bright when he was chasing after his van.

Police at the scene in Paradise Lane

Atkinson, of Parker Street, Walsall, pleaded guilty to theft of the delivery van and was convicted of assisting an offender following the trial.

Rose also pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving and was cleared of attempted murder.

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

The four will be sentenced at a later date.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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