Moment man TWICE drove his car into group of people at leisure park

Moment man, 25, TWICE drove his car into group of people at leisure park in Basildon after row as he’s jailed for five years for GBH and dangerous driving

  • Shaquille Mathurin, 25, was part of a group fighting after leaving Unit 7 nightclub
  • Mathurin left the fight to go and get in his car which he then drove at the crowd
  • The 25-year-old, from London, hit two people causing one man serious injuries
  • He has been jailed for five years after admitting various offences including GBH 

This is the moment a man drove his Peugeot 208 at a group of people after a fight broke out near a nightclub.

Shaquille Mathurin left one man with serious leg injuries from which he is still recovering while another was flipped into the air during the attack in October last year.

Mathurin, 25, has been jailed for five years after admitting GBH with intent, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and possession of cannabis at Basildon Crown Court. 

The court heard that Mathurin, from London, had been at Unit 7 nightclub in Basildon Essex, last October and was leaving the club when a fight broke out.

The 25-year-old was part of one of the two groups fighting and was caught on CCTV fleeing the scene as the chaos continued.

Video released by Essex Police then shows the blue Peugeot 208 driving at speed straight at the crowd of people. 

Shaquille Mathurin has been jailed for five years after admitting GBH with intent and causing serious injury by dangerous driving after he drove his Peugeot 208 at a crowd during a fight

Forensic officers were pictured on scene the following day gathering evidence from his car 

The car is then driven around the car park before returning to face the group, which has now dispersed.

Mathurin appears to try and swipe one man fleeing the scene before the car is then aimed directly at two other men, one of whom is struck at speed.

The video shows the car crash into a tree at which point Mathurin attempted to flee the scene.

Police say the victim, a man in his 20s, suffered serious injuries to his legs and is still recovering.

Officers were on the scene within minutes and Mathurin was found by a police dog while hiding in some bushes on the outskirts of the leisure park.

Mathurin was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder but subsequently pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and possession of cannabis.

Mathurin’s car was lodged into a bush after police cordoned the area off the following morning

He was jailed for a total of five years at Basildon Crown Court today.  

Detective Sergeant Gavin Tuck, of Basildon CID, said: ‘Mathurin clearly targeted his victim and was intent on using this car as a weapon after a disagreement broke out between his group and another group.

‘Thankfully, the victim is recovering from his injuries, but this incident could have been so much worse for the victim – and indeed for Mathurin.

‘After inflicting serious injuries on his victim, he thought he could hide – but he didn’t get very far having been found hiding in a bush.

‘Today, he must realise the severity of his actions and he will spend a substantial amount of time behind bars.

‘In Essex, we do not tolerate serious violence and I hope this sentence serves as a deterrent for anyone intent on coming into the county to commit crime.’

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