A drug dealer who rammed a police car in a bid to escape has been jailed for five years. 

Amir Chaudhry, 30, of St Elmo Crescent, Slough, pleaded guilty to charges of dangerous driving, resisting a constable, driving with no insurance, failing to provide a sample when required and driving a vehicle without a licence when he appeared at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday.

Chaudhry also admitted possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine and possession with intent to supply cannabis.

He was jailed for five years at the same court hearing.

At around 11pm on Monday, June 4 officers attempted to stop Chaudhry and pulled alongside him, before he reversed into a car belonging to a member of the public. He then drove forward and rammed a police vehicle with a police officer still inside.

The officer suffered minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

A quantity of drugs was found in Chaudhry’s car and he was charged the following day.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Joshua Webber, of the Investigation Hub in Slough, said: “Chaudhry deliberately reversed into a car, and then rammed a police vehicle causing substantial damage. Thankfully the officer was not injured.

“Chaudhry was caught thanks to quick and brave police work.

“This sentence reflects the seriousness of the offences and demonstrates that drug dealing will not be tolerated by Thames Valley Police or the courts.”