A man from Aldershot who harmed a police officer at a traffic stop in Camberley has been jailed.

29-year-old Shkelzen Hoxha from Aldershot admitted to a slew of offences including Actual Bodily Harm, Dangerous Driving, Driving whilst Disqualified and Possession with intent to supply a Class A drug at Staines Magistrates Court on August 28.

He was sentenced yesterday (October 22) at Guildford Crown Court to a total of four years and six months behind bars.

Mr Hoxha was also disqualified from driving for four years and three months, and was handed the forfeiture and destruction of drugs, cash, and two vehicles.

On Monday, August 26, a female police officer stopped a silver Renault Clio shortly after 6:10pm, due to the manner in which it was being driven, with the intention of giving the driver words of advice.

As she was speaking with the driver, he drove off, hurting her in the process.

The officer was left with an injury to her shoulder, but has since returned to duty.

After yesterday's sentencing, Detective Sergeant Jo Smith described the dramatic events that led to Mr Hoxha's arrest: "Following the assault of the officer Hoxha hit a marked police vehicle as he drove away and then made off onto the wrong side of the A30.

"The injured officer was able to provide a clear description and registration for his vehicle allowing other units to quickly locate it nearby.

"Hoxha then ran from the vehicle which collided with a parked car, he also discarded several wraps of white powder before he was arrested," DS Smith recalled.

She also praised the officer who was harmed by Mr Hoxha for her courage.

"I’d like to commend the officer for her bravery. Her actions and those of her team meant that Hoxha’s reckless behaviour could not further endanger members of the public who were travelling on roads in the area that evening, as well as taking a drug dealer off the streets.

"This sentence sends a clear message that we will not tolerate violence or assaults towards our officers or staff.

"Our officers face potentially dangerous situations each and every time they put on their uniform. They willingly put themselves in harm’s way for the benefit of the public, and they should always feel valued and protected while they are doing so," DS Smith said.