Search

‘Dangerous’ Dagenham brawler jailed after hit-and-run

PUBLISHED: 17:21 11 November 2016

Nigel Kedi, from Dagenham, was jailed after running a woman over Picture: Met Police

Nigel Kedi, from Dagenham, was jailed after running a woman over Picture: Met Police

Archant

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.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Barking and Dagenham Post. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Related articles

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Barking and Dagenham Post