Burglar who left woman for dead is jailed

Michelle Greest was knocked down by Chan who was driving a stolen car

Michelle Greest was knocked down by Chan who was driving a stolen car

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A burglar who ran down a woman on the way to raid a shop and left her for dead has been jailed for more than five years.

Christopher Chan ran down Michelle Greest on Brighton seafront, stole two cars, committed a string of motoring offences and burgled a Portslade flooring shop twice in the early hours of July 15.

Miss Greest broke bones in ten places, had to have two metal plates fitted to her lower legs and still walks with a limp. The former marathon competitor is still unable to run.

Yesterday (November 19) Chan, 31, of no fixed address, was jailed for five years and eight months at Lewes Crown Court.

The Argus: Christopher Chan

Jailed: Christopher Chan

Judge David Rennie said: “In all my years presiding in court I have never come across someone with such complete and utter contempt for the law and all those you come into contact with, ruining their lives in every way imaginable.

“On the morning you mowed down Michelle Greest, true to form, you busied yourself with committing more offences showing a complete disregard for society and its rules.”

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12:38pm Tue 20 Nov 12

brighton-breezy says...

Glad this scumbag is in jail, I hope Michelle is able do get back to running soon, and I hope the spineless thug gets a good working over in prison
Glad this scumbag is in jail, I hope Michelle is able do get back to running soon, and I hope the spineless thug gets a good working over in prison brighton-breezy
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1:06pm Tue 20 Nov 12

ruberducker says...

16mths for running her down.in a stolen car after stealing petrol,and then off to a robbery total 5yrs.
what a joke are laws have become.
16mths for running her down.in a stolen car after stealing petrol,and then off to a robbery total 5yrs. what a joke are laws have become. ruberducker
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1:13pm Tue 20 Nov 12

HF 05 says...

Congratulations to PC's Upjohn and Langley of Polegate Traffic for getting the vehicle stopped and arresting this individual. Although the sentence handed down to him is inadequate, praise should be given to these two officers for nicking him and taking him out of society. Well done.
Congratulations to PC's Upjohn and Langley of Polegate Traffic for getting the vehicle stopped and arresting this individual. Although the sentence handed down to him is inadequate, praise should be given to these two officers for nicking him and taking him out of society. Well done. HF 05
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1:24pm Tue 20 Nov 12

melfromhove says...

when the Argus released cctv stills of the burglary- there were two men in the picture - so where is the other swine then?
when the Argus released cctv stills of the burglary- there were two men in the picture - so where is the other swine then? melfromhove
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3:31pm Tue 20 Nov 12

martyt says...

same old crap get more for robbery than ruining a life ,lets hope he get his in side
same old crap get more for robbery than ruining a life ,lets hope he get his in side martyt
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6:01pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Dyno says...

Glad he got caught and well done police, but what a pathetic sentence for such a despicable individual.
Glad he got caught and well done police, but what a pathetic sentence for such a despicable individual. Dyno
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6:13pm Tue 20 Nov 12

brighton-breezy says...

melfromhove wrote:
when the Argus released cctv stills of the burglary- there were two men in the picture - so where is the other swine then?
Good point! would be very interesting to know..
[quote][p][bold]melfromhove[/bold] wrote: when the Argus released cctv stills of the burglary- there were two men in the picture - so where is the other swine then?[/p][/quote]Good point! would be very interesting to know.. brighton-breezy
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6:36pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

He didn't seem very remorseful when filmed coming out of court.
It's a shame he didn't wipe himself out in the car as he doens't add anything to the world, just takes, takes, takes.
He is a waste of a life.
He didn't seem very remorseful when filmed coming out of court. It's a shame he didn't wipe himself out in the car as he doens't add anything to the world, just takes, takes, takes. He is a waste of a life. Maxwell's Ghost
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6:52pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Freeloaders says...

ruberducker wrote:
16mths for running her down.in a stolen car after stealing petrol,and then off to a robbery total 5yrs.
what a joke are laws have become.
Yes my friend you have got this spot on.I feel so sorry for this young lady,yet again the courts let the victim down.I saw the poor girl on tv last talking about it.In 94 i was given 7 years when a guy that had very good reason to lie said i drove my car at him but missed.He got know injury not even a scratch.I did the full sentence in class A prisons Parkhurt & Wandsworth hell holes like that.This guy will be in Ford open prison within a year or so.As most of you will be able to work out my case was never reported in the press at the time as so many people were payed off.This poor young lady has been very let down.
[quote][p][bold]ruberducker[/bold] wrote: 16mths for running her down.in a stolen car after stealing petrol,and then off to a robbery total 5yrs. what a joke are laws have become.[/p][/quote]Yes my friend you have got this spot on.I feel so sorry for this young lady,yet again the courts let the victim down.I saw the poor girl on tv last talking about it.In 94 i was given 7 years when a guy that had very good reason to lie said i drove my car at him but missed.He got know injury not even a scratch.I did the full sentence in class A prisons Parkhurt & Wandsworth hell holes like that.This guy will be in Ford open prison within a year or so.As most of you will be able to work out my case was never reported in the press at the time as so many people were payed off.This poor young lady has been very let down. Freeloaders
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10:39pm Wed 21 Nov 12

rubberflipper says...

Can't we do like the Chinese and just get rid of scum like this?
Can't we do like the Chinese and just get rid of scum like this? rubberflipper
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