BURGLARS broke into a house and stole a car before ramming it into a police vehicle and crushing an officer’s leg.
Kevin Derbyshire and Sam Worthington let themselves into a home on Hereford Road at around 3.50am on February 21 before taking car keys and an Xbox 360.
Worthington, 27, reversed the stolen Nissan Qashqai into a Ford Ka before making off.

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But an unmarked police car, in the area as part of Operation Dynamo tackling incidents of car thefts from burglaries, spotted the Qashqai on Old Chorley Road as it travelled towards the town centre and reached traffic lights on Deansgate.
Two more police cars arrived and they trapped the Qashqai at the junction with Knowsley Street, but Worthington tried to escape by ramming into a police car and a bollard.
An officer, who had got out his vehicle, had his left leg trapped and crushed after the Qashqai reversed then drove forward slightly.
In a sentencing hearing held at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court via Skype video conferencing, Joe Allman, prosecuting, told how the officer screamed in agony as though his leg was about “to be ripped off”.
Worthington was tasered before he and Derbyshire, 29, were arrested and the court heard that thousands of pounds of damage was caused to the cars and street furniture.

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In a victim impact statement, the car owner said the burglary had made him feel scared. The Qashqai had been used to take his partner to hospital appointments and work.
Derbyshire, of Chorley New Road, Bolton, and Worthington, of Almond Street, Farnworth, Worthington  pleaded guilty to burglary and theft of a car. Additionally, Worthington admitted dangerous driving, assaulting a police officer and two counts of possessing drugs.
The court heard that Derbyshire has convictions for 68 previous offences and Worthington for 46 offences.
In mitigation, Kevin Liston, representing Derbyshire, and Nicola Carroll, defending Worthington, stressed there was no confrontation during the burglary.

Miss Carroll added that the burglary was “opportunistic”.
Judge Timothy Stead sentenced Worthington to two years and eight months and Derbyshire to two years and four months.

In addition Worthington was banned from driving for three years and two months.

Speaking after the sentencing, Inspector Nicola Williams, of Bolton police said: “This was an exemplary piece of proactive work that was carried out by our officers on patrol that night as part of Operation Dynamo, which has resulted in two dangerous men being prevented from offending further. 

“The success of this operation is demonstrated by a significant reduction in reports of residential burglaries across Bolton since its inception earlier this year and we are keen to ensure we maintain this momentum to keep Bolton safe from this type of crime

“Having your car stolen can have a devastating effect and I hope the public can take reassurance from this case that we are listening to their concerns and are actively seeking to tackle it to try and protect the community from further such offences. 
“While we take great satisfaction from this job and today’s verdict, our hard work across the force continues to target criminals who operate in this way and I urge people to continue to take vigilant steps to try and prevent them becoming a victim of this type of crime themselves.”