Mum-of-two, 25, with son in car ran over toy shop worker and carried him 50ft on bonnet after slashing £130 scooters

A GLAMOR mum-of-two ran over a toy shop worker and carried him 50ft on the bonnet of her car after stealing scooters worth £130.

Barbara Young, 25, had her young son by her side when she rammed her Fiat 500 into the Smyths store assistant outside the store in Eccles, Greater Manchester.


Barbara Young, mum-of-two, was jailed after crashing her Fiat 500 into a shop worker who was trying to stop her driving off with two electric scootersCredit: Facebook
The 25-year-old drove directly at the victim, carrying him on the bonnet for 50ft, before running over his feet when he fell from the car.


The 25-year-old drove directly at the victim, carrying him on the bonnet for 50ft, before running over his feet when he fell from the car.Credit: Greater Manchester Police

The victim said he was living in “pain and torment” following the horror, which occurred after Young shoplifted two of the toys, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Young has now been jailed for 22 months and banned from driving for nearly three years after a court heard she had previous convictions for 19 previous offenses including shoplifting and driving without due care or attention .

Prosecutors at Manchester Crown Court said the defendant, who lives in Bolton, visited West One Retail Park with her sister and son before lifting two electric scooters.

But by a twist of fate, her sister was arrested after a salesman spotted her with a lifetime bag that hadn’t been paid for.

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When the bag was returned, the man realized that a transaction relating to the scooters had been canceled – meaning no money had been paid for them.

He rushed outside and spotted Young in the driver’s seat of her car with a man and a child next to her.

She told the worker that her trunk wouldn’t open and she couldn’t get the scooters out.

CPS’ Juliet Berry told the court: “He became suspicious and took a picture of the license plate. He said he was going to call the police.”

Young’s sister then jumped into the car – and the defendant stepped on the accelerator, rolling straight into the employee.

CCTV footage showed the man clinging to the bonnet and smashing the windshield with his phone.

He fell from the car after about 50 feet – before Young continued, crushing his feet.

Cops found the car and one of the abandoned unicorn scooters about an hour later. The victim’s phone was still stuck on the edge of the windshield.

The vehicle was false plates and had not been insured.

The victim was injured in the sternum – the bone in the middle of the chest – as well as in the back, elbow and joints.

Mom banged

He told the court the impact was ‘difficult to put into words’ – and said he was still in pain five months later.

“I have to keep going – I keep living in this cycle of pain and torment,” he said.

Mitigating Jane Dagnall said the car was a gift. Young only learned that he was uninsured and on false plates after his arrest he was heard.

“There was very little thought,” Ms Dagnall said.

“She has been in pre-trial detention for two months. The ringing of the prison doors affected her.

“It hit home – what it’s like to lose your freedom.

“She’s a young woman, she’s a mother of two, and she’s totally ashamed and remorseful.”

Recorder Paul Reid QC told the defendant: “You got into a car you weren’t allowed to drive.

She’s totally ashamed… the slamming of the prison doors affected her

“You had your child with you.

“It was perfectly clear that he was standing right in front of your car. You couldn’t avoid seeing him.

“You chose to go with him in front of you. It wasn’t just a nudge, you hit him with such force that he was thrown onto the bonnet of the car and snagged.

“You must have known you ran over it, but you didn’t stop to see if it was okay, you just wanted to run away.”

“It’s a miracle he wasn’t hurt more badly.”

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Young confessed to theft, assault causing actual bodily harm, dangerous driving, driving without insurance, driving without a license and failure to stop after an accident.

She was banned from the roads for two years and nine months.

Young is convicted of 19 other offences, including driving without care and attention


Young is convicted of 19 other offences, including driving without care and attentionCredit: Facebook
A judge told him it was a


A judge told him it was a ‘miracle’ that the victim was not more seriously injuredCredit: Facebook