Wanted Iraqi people smuggler in British car is jailed for trying to run down three French policeman

A wanted Iraqi people smuggler in a British registered Audi A6 tried to run down three policemen at a checkpoint close to two migrant camps in Dunkirk, a French judge heard.

The gendarmes were stopping British cars with suspect drivers at a roundabout on Wednesday and had to leap to safety to avoid the oncoming vehicle.

One of them activated a remote control spike device laid across the road which burst all four tyres on the brand new car.

With flat tyres, 26-year-old Hoshang Saber Khalil only managed to drive a few hundred yards in the Audi before being overpowered at gunpoint after attempting to escape on foot.

h/t ZD