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Man sentenced to prison for attempted grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving – Winnersh

News   •   Jan 11, 2019 13:17 GMT

Brendan Wooff

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been jailed for six and a half years for attempted grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving.

Brendan Wooff, aged 35, of London Road, Twyford, near Reading, was found guilty on Thursday (10/1) following a four-day trial at Reading Crown Court.

At around 2am on New Year’s Day 2017 in Rainbow Park, Wooff drove a car at a 35-year-old woman, making contact with her.

He then attempted to drive at the victim again on Azalea Close and struck bollards.

The victim suffered bruising as a result of the incident.

Wooff was charged with the offences on 5 October 2018 before being found guilty at court.

He was sentenced to six years and a half years in prison, given a driving ban for five years and made subject to an indefinite restraining order.

Investigating officer PC Zoe Eele of the Bracknell & Wokingham Investigation Hub, said: “This was a complex investigation, and thanks to the tenacity of the officers investigating and the bravery and co-operation of the victim in this case, Wooff will now serve a lengthy custodial sentence.

“This was a shocking incident and it was just good fortune that the victim was not more seriously injured.

“I hope that this sentence will bring some comfort to her.”

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