A man has been jailed for killing a police officer by running him down as he tried to stop his car - an act he has been "boasting" about in prison.
Gary Bromige, also known as Gary Cody, who was today sentenced to eight and a half years at Kingston Crown Court, kept newspaper clippings about the incident in his cell which he showed to fellow inmates.
Bromige was doing a maximum of between 80-88mph in his black Volkswagen Golf along Reigate Avenue in Sutton, south London, in the early hours of September 20 last year when traffic police attempted to stop him.
Pc Andy Duncan stepped out to pull him over, but Bromige hit the father-of-two, throwing him into the air "like a ragdoll" and leaving him with fatal injuries.
The officer, who had been with the Metropolitan Police for 23 years, died in hospital two days later.
The court heard Bromige, 25, who was wearing a maroon tracksuit in the dock, was driving to a Krispy Kreme doughnuts outlet with four friends when he struck the policeman who was on a speed checking exercise with a colleague.
The defendant was quoted as saying everyone was in the car "having the banter".
Jonathan Rees QC, for the prosecution, said when he was hit Pc Duncan was "projected high into the air rather like a ragdoll".
The speed of the Golf prior to braking was 80-88mph, and if he was going at the speed limit he would have been able to stop, Mr Rees said.
Bromige drove away from the scene and abandoned the car.
The court heard he rang his father and told him that he had "done it this time", and his father told him to hand himself in, which he did that day.
He pleaded guilty in December to causing death by dangerous driving, as well as charges of causing death while uninsured, causing death while unlicensed, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and failing to report an accident.
Mr Rees read extracts from a prison officer's statement and, before he did so, he said it suggested that Bromige, of Holland Road, south Norwood, was enjoying the notoriety the incident had given him.
"It shows that he appears to be extracting a degree of satisfaction from his notoriety," he said.
In the statement, the prison officer said Bromige said to him: "Do you know who I am?
"I'm the one on the news. The one who ran the policeman over.
"I'm probably on the telly all over the world."
The prison officer said he also overheard Bromige talking to other prisoners about the incident.
"It's on YouTube," he was overheard saying.
"Copper brown bread. You see it on there. Me and the car and the copper dead on the road."
At this point Bromige is said to have played an "imaginary violin".
Mr Rees said Bromige also kept a collection of newspaper clippings about the crime in his cell.
In his sentencing, Judge Nicholas Price QC said Pc Duncan's injuries were "catastrophic", and pointed out the difference in the lives of the two men - a policeman and the man who has 35 convictions with a "staggering" 88 offences.
"The contrast between your short life and that of Pc Duncan could not be more stark.
"He was simply doing his duty when your vehicle struck him," he said.
The judge said that due to the defendant's actions, society and a family have been "robbed of a man in the prime of his life who had so much to offer".
Addressing Bromige, the judge said: "I struggle to find anything of real benefit to be said on your behalf."
Referring to the prison officer's remarks about his boasting, the judge said Bromige was "seeming upbeat with a big smile on your face", and showed a "child-like excitement".
The judge also said Bromige was heard saying: "Prison is easy. I've got my telly. Don't care how long I get."
In an impact statement read to the court, Pc Duncan's wife Claire said: "Since September our lives have changed completely. We are devastated - I have lost my husband and our children have lost their father.
"They are struggling with this every day. My daughter has said that she is so upset that her dad had so much more to teach her.
"My son has said that he no longer wants to learn to drive. Not having their dad around will affect them forever.
"Andrew's parents are without their son and are finding life difficult. His sister has lost her only brother. Our future plans as a couple will not take place as we wished.
"Our plans for our house, travelling and retirement are now things that I will face alone. He was my world - we are truly devastated."
After the sentencing, Detective Chief Inspector John McFarlane, from the Metropolitan Police, said: "We became aware that Cody was claiming to be full of remorse.
"However, his conduct in the prison didn't reflect the remorse he claimed.
"We know he was boasting that he had killed a copper and that he had newspaper clippings regarding the incident in his cell which he was showing off to other inmates."
Pc Duncan joined the Metropolitan Police in March 1990 and was originally posted to Battersea.
Six years later he transferred to the south west territorial support group (TSG) where he served for almost seven years before moving to Hammersmith and Fulham Borough.
In May 2004 Pc Duncan transferred into the south west traffic unit.
On October 11 last year, a full service funeral was held for Pc Duncan, at St Mary's Church in East Moseley.
The funeral cortege was escorted to the church by police outriders, provided by Pc Duncan's colleagues in the traffic operational command unit (OCU).
Uniformed Met officers provided a guard of honour as the coffin was carried into St Mary's Church.
The Metropolitan Police Service was represented at the funeral by Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and Chief Superintendent Glyn Jones, in charge of the traffic OCU.
Hundreds of Pc Duncan's friends and colleagues from the police also attended.