Lee Goodchild sentenced following 'horrific' incident leaving man with life-changing injuries

By Swindon Link - 7 November 2019

  • Lee Goodchild, aged 38, of The Crescent, in Chiseldon

    Lee Goodchild, aged 38, of The Crescent, in Chiseldon

A man found guilty of deliberately running someone over in a Swindon pub car park has been jailed.

Lee Goodchild, aged 38, of The Crescent, in Chiseldon, was sentenced yesterday (06/11/19) at Swindon Crown Court.

He had previously been found guilty of GBH with intent in relation to an incident in the Spotted Cow pub car park in Marlborough Road on Friday 19 April 2019.

He was previously acquitted of a similar incident in the Liden Arms car park on 30 December 2018.

Goodchild has been sentenced to 13 years and ten months in prison.

Police were called to the Spotted Cow pub car park shortly after 11pm on 19 April following an incident where Goodchild, who was driving a white Volkswagen Golf, had deliberately reversed at a man in his 40s.

The victim had been trapped between Goodchild's car and a parked vehicle and suffered life-changing leg injuries, which required treatment at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

Goodchild fled the scene and his car was later recovered in Marlborough, before he was arrested six days after the incident on 25 April 2019.

Detective Constable Clare Sylvester-Wyness, from Swindon CID, said: "This was an horrific offence which has left the victim with long-lasting physical and psychological injuries.

"Not only did Goodchild inflict these injuries deliberately in an unprovoked attack, using his car as a weapon, but he also then fled the scene and was subject of a county-wide manhunt in the days that followed.

"I welcome today's sentence. I know that nothing will ever undo the damage he has caused his victim, but I hope this reassures the victim that justice has been done."

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