‘Dangerous’ Dagenham brawler jailed after hit-and-run
PUBLISHED: 17:21 11 November 2016
A 23-year-old driver was jailed for running over a woman after fighting with between 10 and 15 people.
Nigel Kedi of Lowry Road, Dagenham, ran over a 24-year-old woman on June 4 in Elephant Road, Southwark, after being involved in a fight in Elephant and Castle at about 7am.
After pleading guilty to affray, dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and driving with no insurance, Kedi was jailed on Wednesday.
The woman he hit was taken to hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, but Southwark CID’s DC Michael Esangbedo described Kedi as a threat to public safety.
“Kedi is a very dangerous man and he is now off our streets,” he said. “He had no choice but to plead guilty due to the CCTV evidence. His sentence reflects the gravity of the offences and I am relieved that the victim was not badly hurt.”
Kedi was sentenced at Inner London Crown Court to four years for attempted grevious bodily harm, 18 months for affray and 18 months for dangerous driving, with all sentences to run concurrently.
Kedi, who initially claimed his involvement in the early morning fight was in self-defence, also faces a driving ban for four years.
A 21-year-old man was also arrested and charged on October 13 with affray, assault on police and possession of class B drugs and will appear at Inner London Crown Court for trial at a later date.
A woman, 27, was arrested and charged on September 25 with possession of class A drugs and will appear at Camberwell Magistrates’ Court at a later date.
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