A quad bike rider whose vehicle ran into a police officer pinning him against his patrol car has been spared an immediate jail sentence.

Judge David Hatton QC accepted that Faisal Hussain was genuinely sorry for injuring the officer who had seen him driving on the pavement in Ingleby Road, Bradford, and undertaking several vehicles.

Hussain, 25, of Curzon Road, Bradford Moor, Bradford, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving on a Polaris Scrambler quad bike on June 25 last year and assaulting a police constable acting as an emergency worker.

Prosecutor Jade Edwards told Bradford Crown Court yesterday that police officers in a marked patrol vehicle saw a group of quad bikes and a motorbike travelling through Bradford at 10.45pm.

The rider of the motorcycle had no rear number plate or helmet and the officers decided to stop him.

They then saw Hussain’s quad bike mount the pavement and undertake several vehicles.

The officers activated their blue lights and one of them got out of the car to speak to Hussain.

“The quad bike ran him to the ground and pinned him against the patrol car,” Miss Edwards said.

Officers chased after Hussain and apprehended him.

He immediately told them he was sorry and said he had been attempting to reverse when the bike went forward.

The court heard that the officer attended Bradford Royal Infirmary with an injured leg and a cut hand.

Hussain’s barrister, Emma Handley, said it was an automatic bike and he was trying to reverse away from the officer when it “surged forward” and struck him.

He did not mean to use the vehicle as a weapon and the injuries were minor.

Judge Hatton said he had no idea what got into Hussain that night because the offending was out of character.

He had accepted that his behaviour was wholly irresponsible and a danger to members of the public and other road users.

“We don’t want people driving through the streets and the roads putting people in danger,” he said.

But Hussain had immediately apologised when he was apprehended.

“I believe you to be genuinely remorseful about it,” Judge Hatton said.

Hussain was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment for dangerous driving and two months to run consecutively for assaulting the police officer. The six-month term was suspended for 12 months.

He must do 180 hours of unpaid work and a 20 day rehabilitation activity requirement.

Hussain was banned from driving for 12 months and until he passes an extended retest.