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Terrifying moment police officers doused in petrol for doing his job

A jail sentence has been handed out to the man who covered eight police officers in petrol leaving them fearing for their lives.

The terrifying incident happened in Essex in May this year when officers were in pursuit of a stolen motorcycle and subsequently tried to arrest the youth rider. Other individuals intervened to try to prevent the arrest, at which point Justin Jackson, 28, attended the scene with a watering can full of petrol and began showering the officers with the highly flammable liquid.

Initially, officers were scared that bleach or acid had been thrown over them but their terror heightened when they realised it was petrol and believed they would be set alight.

Jackson, of Ward Close, was jailed for three years and nine months at Basildon Crown Court for eight counts of administering a noxious substance with intent to inflict injury. He submitted a letter of apology to the Court.

His mother, Janine Jackson, 47, received a nine-month sentence also for threatening the officers with a hammer.

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