SHOCKING video footage has emerged of a police officer being deliberately run down in a supermarket car park.

The Cleveland Police officer was injured after trying to stop a car outside Tesco in Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough.

He attempted to stop a car being driven by banned motorist Corey Travis by grabbing its bonnet as it came towards him.

Travis reversed at speed with the policeman still clinging to the bonnet, he then changed direction suddenly, flinging the officer to the ground and leaving him injured on the floor as he attempted to flee the scene.

The driver then sped out of the car park and was pursued by police around Hemlington estate, where he drove at up to 75mph in 30 and 40mph zones, overtaking traffic on the wrong side of the road.

As a result of the Hemlington man’s reckless and dangerous driving, the police officer was left concussed and bruised.

Chief Inspector Yak Teladia said: “This was a horrific incident where a police officer doing his job was deliberately run over by a car driven by Corey Travis.

“The officer was lucky not to have sustained more serious injuries as the CCTV shows that the vehicle was deliberately used against the officer.”

A statement from Cleveland Police said that Travis – of Coatham Close, Hemlington – pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous driving, assaulting the police officer and causing actual bodily harm, drug driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

Judge Howard Crowson sentenced him to four years and two months in prison, also handing down a 61-month driving ban.

Chief Inspector Teladia said: “The sentence passed by Judge Howard Crowson sends a clear signal that these actions have consequences and I am pleased at the length of the sentence.

"Police Officers need to be protected whilst doing their job and Corey Travis being sent to prison sends a message that the Courts acknowledge this.”