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Who is Shaquille Mathurin ?
This is the moment a man drove his Peugeot 208 into 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 blown up during the attack in October last year.
Mathurin, 25, has been jailed for five years after admitting to GBH with intent, causing serious injury for dangerous driving and possession of cannabis at Basildon Crown Court.
The court heard that Mathurin, from London, had been to the 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 two fighting groups 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 high speed directly into the crowd of people.
The car is then driven around the parking lot before turning back to face the group, who have now scattered.
Mathurin appears to attempt to hit a man fleeing the scene before the car points directly at two other men, one of whom is hit at speed.
The video shows the car crash into a tree, at which point Mathurin tried to flee the scene.
Police say the victim, a man in his 20s, suffered serious leg injuries and is still recovering.
Officers arrived on the scene within minutes and Mathurin was found by a police dog as he was hiding in some bushes outside the amusement park.
Mathurin was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, but later pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent, causing serious injury by reckless driving and possession of cannabis.
He was jailed for a total of five years at Basildon Crown Court today.
Basildon CID Detective Sergeant Gavin Tuck said: “Mathurin clearly targeted the victim at him and intended to use this car as a weapon after a disagreement broke out between his group and another group.
“Fortunately, the victim is recovering from his injuries, but this incident could have been 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 far because they found him hiding in a bush.
“Today, he must realize the seriousness of his actions and will spend a considerable amount of time behind bars.
“In Essex, we do not tolerate serious violence and I hope this sentence will serve as a deterrent to anyone who intends to enter the county to commit a crime.”
Shaquille Mathurin Quick and Facts
- 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