Falkirk CCTV footage shows man clinging to bonnet

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A woman who drove through town centre streets with a man clinging to her car bonnet has been jailed.

Suzanne Gilchrist was being chased by a store security guard who thought she had pinched a bottle of aftershave.

Gilchrist was sentenced to more than four years in jail

Gilchrist was sentenced to more than four years in jail

Fleeing the Howgate Shopping Centre, she jumped into a Vauxhall Corsa and drove off at speed down Manor Street.

Passer-by Stuart Morris (22), pictured below, was hit by the car and ended up clinging on to the bonnet.

On Wednesday, Stirling Sheriff Court heard that Gilchrist (37) was forced to stop the car when she reached traffic lights in Princes Street.

However, when they turned to green she again tried to drive off but was stopped by Mr Morris and security guard Lorne Stevenson who had given chase.

Stuart Morris clinged to the bonnet of the car

Stuart Morris clinged to the bonnet of the car

Police arrived and she was arrested.

Gilchrist, of Boswall Parkway, Edinburgh, had previously admitted assaulting Mr Morris and trying to throw him from her car to the danger of his life on June 12 last year.

Jailing her for four years and three months, Sheriff Wyllie Roberston said: “You deliberately drove at the victim, who was innocently crossing the road, and he was forced to jump on the bonnet for fear of being run over.”

The incident was captured on town centre CCTV, which was played in court and has now been released by the Crown Office.