Man facing jail after shoving police officer onto A90 dual carriageway


A thug who shoved a police officer onto a busy dual carriageway as cars sped past at 70mph is facing jail.

James McVey was spotted by traffic police on a 999 call running on the A90 dual carriageway near Tealing, north of Dundee, prompting them to double back due to fears for his safety.

They found McVey – who was on his way home from his work as a builder – in a bus layby at the scene and tried to calm him down.

But instead he swore at a bus driver who pulled in to the layby before starting to walk towards the main road.

PCs David Gray and Kevin Steele followed him and grabbed him just as he got to the side of the road.

The thug then shoved PC Steele into the carriageway.

The police officer only avoided falling directly into the path of passing cars by grabbing McVey and spinning him into the front of the bus.

A trial at Dundee Sheriff Court was shown CCTV footage from the bus of the incident unfolding inches from speeding traffic.

One of the police officers told the trial: “I was scared for my life. I felt the wind rushing past me.”

McVey claimed he “just wanted to get home” when the incident unfolded and that the officers had been “aggressive” towards him.

He also claimed to have made a video call to his girlfriend as the incident went on to show officers had “kicked lumps” out of him.

However, the footage shown to the court showed no such call being made, and now McVey is facing a prison term after a jury rejected his claims.

Summing up the Crown case, fiscal depute Saima Rasheed told a jury: “The accused walked away from the police towards the face of oncoming traffic.

“The officer put himself in the way of this gentleman.

“The accused …read more

Source:: Evening Express – All articles

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