A TEENAGER has been jailed for a minimum of 21 years – after deliberately driving his car at a motorbike, before crashing into a pump at a petrol station.

He killed 20-year-old Luke Fleming - a passenger on the bike.

Mitchell McGivern, 18, from Little Hulton had claimed he only wanted to scare the pair on the bike.

Today he was sentenced to life in prison – and will serve a minimum of 21 years before he can be considered for release.

The court heard that McGivern had had previous altercations with Fleming and the 23-year-old driver and intentionally targeted the bike they were riding.

On the evening of Saturday, May 11, McGivern was driving a blue Fiat Sedici behind a black motorbike on Eastham Way, Little Hulton.

The 18-year-old was travelling at speed behind the vehicle that Fleming was on-board before accelerating into the back of it and shoving it off the road and into a petrol pump on a garage forecourt.

The collision was with such force that it left the bike wedged into the front of the car.

McGivern and the two people he was travelling with fled the scene on foot leaving the driver of the bike on the pavement and Fleming with serious head injuries.

Luke Fleming was taken to hospital but sadly passed away on Friday 17 May 2019 due to his injuries.

Officers arrested Mitchell McGivern on Saturday 25 May 2019 on suspicion of murder and arrested him further on Sunday 26 May 2019 on suspicion of attempted murder.

Senior Investigating Officer Duncan Thorpe, of GMP’s Serious Crime Division, said: “Today’s result comes at the end of a dedicated investigation into the incident from May 2019 and we are relieved that justice has ultimately been served.

“This was a sickening incident that has caused immense distress and agony for the family of a young man who was so cruelly murdered.

“Our thoughts remain with Luke’s family and we hope that as a result of today’s verdict they are able to find some closure.”