Man due in court after Sheffield delivery driver is robbed and run over with own car

A man has been charged over a robbery in which a pizza delivery driver was run over with his own car in Sheffield.

By Rahmah Ghazali
Sunday, 7th February 2021, 8:59 am

Jordan Jennings, aged 29, of Fortway Road, Brinsworth, Rotherham, has been charged with a string of offences after an incident on White Lane, Gleadless, last week.

Connor Hedges, who is 20 and studying biomedical science at the University of Sheffield, was working as a delivery driver to help fund his studies when he was targeted.

He had just clipped a car and knocked on the door of the house it was parked outside to inform the owner when a man jumped into his car and tried to drive off.

Sheffield Crown Court

Connor threw himself onto the bonnet of his car to prevent him from getting away but was thrown off and his leg was crushed as the car ran over it.

Jennings was arrested over the incident and has been charged with taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, driving whilst disqualified, driving with no insurance, theft from a motor vehicle and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He has also bee charged with robbery in relation to an incident on Prince of Wales Road on December 19.

He has been remanded into custody and will appear at Sheffield Crown Court on the March 8.

In the wake of the Gleadless incident, the shocked community rallied together to help Connor financially.

His broken leg is set to be in plaster for six months.

To donate, visit the community’s online Go Fund Me page.

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