A man has been jailed for 10 years after repeatedly running a woman over with his car in Gravesend.

Patrick Molloy, 29, from Northfleet, intentionally used his vehicle to knock a woman down before reversing over her body twice as she lay injured on the ground in May 2018.

At Woolwich Crown court, Molloy pleaded not guilty to her attempted murder.

On March 29, Molloy was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent and criminal damage following a three week trial.

The court heard that, at around May 13, Molloy drove to a caravan site in Dering Road and threatened a number of residents at the premises.

A woman, who was known to Molloy, then stepped out of a property and was knocked over by the offender, who reversed a car into her.

The impact of the collision caused the victim to hit her head on the ground before the car rolled over her body.

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Molloy then re-positioned the car and used it to reverse over her body for a second time.

The assault left her with a cut to the back of her head and she had to be airlifted to a London Hospital for treatment to what was feared to be serious head and neck injuries.

She has since recovered from the injuries sustained.

Molloy drove away from the scene and abandoned the car, which was found ablaze the same morning.

Detective Constable Nicolas Baxter, the investigating officer for this case, said: "Patrick Molloy showed extreme and uncontrollable levels of violence against a victim who he knew had no chance of defending herself.

"The prolonged and repetitive nature of this assault shows he was intent on causing serious harm to the victim.

"I am pleased that we have managed to secure a significant custodial sentence for Molly, who is now unable to cause further harm to innocent members of the public.’