A prolific criminal who suffered serious injuries after being knocked off a motorbike and bitten by a force dog is reportedly suing the police.
Sonnie Stow, 24, suffered a broken leg, an open wound, needed muscle reconstruction and a skin graft and was under the care of a plastic surgeon after the incident.
He and his accomplice, Dawid Kajzer, 18, were riding around Orchard Park, Hull, on a stolen motorcycle after they had earlier been involved in a serious attempted robbery that left a bike owner with a "nasty" leg fracture.
Two police dogs were used and Stow suffered injuries, including a significant bite to his abdomen and others to his upper arms and legs.
He needed stitches and suffered an open wound that needed regular dressing.
Stow was jailed for four-and-a-half years at Hull Crown Court and was banned from driving for three years and three months.
But his defence lawyer, Julia Baggs, said solicitors were now involved in taking action against the police.
Kajzer was sent to a young offenders' institution for six years and was banned from driving for four years.
During the trial, Rachel Scott, prosecuting, said that Stow and Kajzer stole a Benelli 125cc motorcycle from a multi-story car park near the Bonus Arena in Hull.
Police later spotted the motorcycle, with Stow riding it and Kajzer the passenger, speeding along a footpath and on the wrong side of the road at excess speed.
Stow was then confronted by police where he tried to get past them blocking his path.
The police tactically knocked into the motorcycle, bringing it to a stop.
Stow was brought to the ground by a police dog and Kajzer was arrested at the scene after trying to resist but being unable to slip away.
Stow had convictions for 51 previous offences, including robbery in June 2016 and burglaries in 2017.
Kajzer had convictions for 15 previous offences, including five domestic burglary offences in 2020 as well as taking a vehicle without consent and going equipped for theft.
Baggs told the court that Stow “accepts that it was an appalling piece of driving," and that “he could have seriously hurt someone”.
She added: "He recognises that he has a terrible record for a young man of his tender years.”
Stow, of Sharp Street, Hull, and Kajzer, of Lingcourt, Orchard Park estate, Hull, admitted attempted robbery and aggravated vehicle taking on 5 June.
Stow also admitted driving while disqualified. Kajzer admitted a separate offence of burglary on 14 April.
A spokesperson for Humberside Police told Yahoo News UK that they had not yet received a complaint or a legal claim from Stow in relation to the incident.