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Villager hit by motorist.

A MOTORIST who was being forced out of a village by angry locals sped off, knocking one down, a court heard.

Karl Leck of Newburn Road, Newcastle, was at the home of girlfriend Sarah Patterson in Grange Villa, near Chester-le-Street, County Durham last year when things turned "unpleasant."

Leck, 24, decided to leave and as he sped away down a narrow back lane, he knocked Brian McDermott over. Mr McDermott sustained a fractured pelvis, Durham Crown Court was told.

Leck admitted dangerous driving, wounding and failing to stop after an accident. He was jailed for 12 months, suspended for two years.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 26, 2012
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