A man who rammed his car into police officers to avoid capture on drugs charges has been sent to prison for six years.
22-year-old Resul Rahova was found guilty of a conspiracy to supply cocaine, and also charges related to dangerous driving.
He will be disqualified from driving for three years, and had six points put on his licence.
An accomplice – 46-year-old Bashkim Gurguri, of Garden City, Edgware, Barnet – received four years for a cocaine supply charge.
Officers spotted the pair acting suspiciously in a Mazda on Manns Road in Barnet on August 1st, but after attempting to stop the car Rahova suddenly drove directly at police stood on the pavement.
No officers sustained injury, and police bosses praised them for “persistence and dedication”.
“This pair were dangerous individuals who were intent on evading police capture, and who showed no regard for anyone else’s safety,” said DC Sarah Orange from the Met.
“It was fortunate that members of the public, and officers, were not injured as a result of their actions. The officers who pursued them showed persistence and dedication in bringing them to account.
“The amount of drugs they were trying to supply amounted to eleven kilos, around half a million pounds – and over a £1million if sold in that state at street level. Both have received significant custodial sentences which reflects the seriousness of the offences which they committed,” she added.