A man has been jailed for eight years for leaving a solider with “debilitating” injuries after mowing him down with a car outside a nightclub in Batley.
The incident happened at around 4.41am on New Year’s Day outside the TBC nightclub on Bradford Road.
Leeds Crown Court heard how Hamza Ali Hussain, aged 23, from Dewsbury, became enraged following a “minor altercation” in the club.
He later drove a car towards a group of people but missed his intended target.
Joshua Adams-Mitchell hit the car windscreen and was hurled 20-30 yards before landing in the road.
The victim had serious injuries to his head, body and legs.
Hussain was charged with section 18 wounding.
He appeared at Leeds Crown Court on 6 February and entered a guilty plea to the assault and also a number of motoring offences.
Detective Inspector Mark Catney, of Kirklees CID, who led the investigation, said: “Hussain’s actions that day were reckless and violent as he deliberately drove his car into a crowded area outside a busy nightclub on New Year’s Day. This incident has left a young man with serious injuries.
“We welcome the sentence which has been handed down to Hussain today and hope that it will provide the victim and his family with closure and justice following this terrible ordeal.”