Man accused of trying to kill police sergeant with car

Sergeant Graeme Smith was allegedly left wedged between two cars, including a police vehicle.

A man allegedly tried to kill a police officer by driving a car at him.

Charlie Deans, 23, is accused of attempting to murder Sergeant Graeme Smith in Blackburn, Aberdeenshire last September 22.

It is claimed he struck Sgt Smith, wedging him between the car and a stationary police vehicle.

The attempted murder accusation claims this was to the officer’s severe injury, permanent disfigurement and danger of his life.

Deans, of Aberdeen, faces an alternative charge of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He is also accused of a series of other allegations under the Road Traffic Act on the same date.

These include driving dangerously in Blackburn and Aberdeen at up to speeds of 90mph.

Deans was not at the High Court in Glasgow for a short hearing on Friday.

His lawyer Bill Adam offered guilty pleas to a number of the lesser charges, but not to the attempted murder.

But prosecutor Steven Borthwick rejected the offer and another hearing will take place in November.

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