A teenager killed in a police chase previously said he thought the officer driving at the time had wanted to kill him, his father said.

Troy Bainbridge gave evidence at the inquest into his son’s death this morning (Wednesday, September 20).

Kelvin died on October 18, 2019, after a six-minute police chase when he was crushed under a police car after jumping from his own vehicle. He died of a blunt head injury.

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PC Paul Jackson was driving the police BMW which hit 19-year-old Bainbridge in the Middlestone Moor area of Spennymoor.

Recalling an incident where he said PC Jackson previously detained his son outside Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court in August of 2017, two years prior to Kelvin’s death, Troy said his son thought the officer wanted to kill him.

The Northern Echo: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates CourtNewton Aycliffe Magistrates Court (Image: STUART BOULTON)

PC Jackson was said to have restrained Kelvin as he believed he was a wanted man, although the matter had just been dealt with in court.

“He had said previously that he thought he (PC Jackson) wants to kill him […] on numerous occasions”, Mr Bainbridge told the jury.

He said he followed his son out of the court having gone to the toilet and found PC Jackson restraining Kelvin up against a car with handcuffs and his arm on his neck.The Northern Echo: Kelvin BainbridgeKelvin Bainbridge (Image: FAMILY)

After the incident Troy says Kelvin told him: “That’s the one I have been on about all the time dad.”

Troy added: “That’s how scared Kelvin was of him”.

But John Beggs, barrister for Durham Constabulary, repeated evidence heard in court on Tuesday (September 19) that PC Jackson had only arrested him on one occasion. He previously said: “In fact PC Jackson only arrested [Kelvin] – who has been arrested on numerous occasions – once on the 23rd of November 2017.”

He added the officer had no recollection of the alleged incident in August 2017.

The Northern Echo: The inquest is being held at Crook Coroners Court.The inquest is being held at Crook Coroners Court. (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

Another officer giving evidence at Crook Coroners Court, PC Ross Burnham, who was acting up as sergeant at the station on the day of the incident said he believed PC Jackson was “probably the best road policing officer [he has] worked with”.

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It comes after Bainbridge’s mum Suzanne said on Tuesday, she believed PC Jackson had “a vendetta” against her son and was never away from her home, where Kelvin sometimes stayed.

At the end of an investigation by the police watchdog the IOPC the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said no one should be charged in relation with the incident.

The inquest continues.