A police chief has praised the bravery of two Accrington officers who were mown down by a gang who stole high value cars.
The gang stole prestige cars from a Burnley address last year during which one of the cars was deliberately driven at Sergeant Shaun Pearson and PC Barry James.
Bradford-based travelling criminals David Mountain, 25, of Carrholm Green, Ashley Jones, 22, of Meadway, 25-year-old James Fairburn of Windmill Hill, and Daniel Barker, 28, of Barden Avenue, all received lengthy prison sentences.
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All pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal and all, except Jones, with dangerous driving. In addition Fairburn also pleaded guilty to two S20 assaults on the two injured officers.
Barker was given seven years, Jones and Fairburn five years and three months, and Mountain six years and three months.
Sergeant Pearson sustained a fractured wrist, while PC James suffered back injuries. Both had to receive hospital treatment but have since fully recovered and returned to full duties.
Supt Steve Pemberton, of Lancashire's Pennine Division, said he was satisfied with the sentences.
He said: "These four are clearly very dangerous men who were willing to stop at nothing in their efforts to steal prestige cars.
"That fact is clearly illustrated by the fact that they deliberately drove at officers who were simply going about their business of protecting the people of Lancashire.
"On the night of this incident, the men had travelled from West Yorkshire into Lancashire with the specific intent to steal cars – a local man's prized Ford Focus Sports car and Audi A3 being their target.
It was a pre-planned crime by travelling criminals, which is something that Lancashire Police will simply not allow.
"We feel the sentences are just; and adequately reflect the serious nature of the original crime - which was to deprive motorists of their prized vehicles - and of the crime which followed, purposely mowing down police officers.
"I hope the sentences help to reassure the victims of these offenders that the men will pay for their crimes and I also hope they deter other offenders, in particular travelling criminals."