An off-duty policeman was mown down by a motorist he had confronted about sounding his horn at 6am.How terrible, how awful, how….
Detective Inspector Peter Howarth collapsed in a driveway screaming 'Don't let him kill me' after 22-year-old Nathan Phipps ran him over and then reversed back over him in a revenge attack.
Wait. Just how did he ‘confront’ him?
The jury heard Phipps had driven to an address in Wanstead, east London, at about 6am where his girlfriend was staying after the couple split up.Right.
After driving up and down the street repeatedly sounding his horn to get his girlfriend's attention, he was challenged by Mr Howarth along with several other neighbours.
Mr Howard asked Phipps to wind down his side window but fearing the driver was reaching for a weapon, smashed the glass and pulled him from the vehicle.