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South Norwood man loses appeal against sentence for killing police officer

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A SOUTH Norwood man who bragged he'd be "on telly all over the world" after killing a police officer has lost an appeal against his jail term.

Gary Cody, 26, was jailed for eight and a half years in February, after he mowed down PC Andrew Duncan in Reigate Avenue, Sutton, on September 20 last year.

Lawyers argued at the Court of Appeal last Friday (July 25) that his sentence should be reduced, because he hadn't been given enough credit for pleading guilty.

But appeal judges dismissed this and agreed with the original sentence imposed on Cody, who was travelling at 88mph in a 40mph when he ran down PC Duncan, who was on traffic duty at the time.

At his original court hearing, it was revealed Cody, of Holland Road, South Norwood, drove off after hitting the police officer.

He then phoned his father and said: "I've done it this time, I've hit a copper."

His father told Cody to hand himself in, which he did that afternoon.

Kingston Crown Court also heard how Cody's prison warden had reported a "degree of satisfaction at his notoriety" in jail.

Cody was said to have boasted to his warden: "Do you know who I am? I am the one on the news who ran over the police officer. I am probably on telly all over the world."

PC Duncan, 47, a married father of two, died of chronic brain, neck, chest and pelvic injuries.

South Norwood man loses appeal against sentence for killing police officer


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