Re­lief for boy’s fam­ily as care­less cop sen­tenced

Central Leader - - News -

The fam­ily of a Mt Roskill boy in­jured when a po­lice of­fi­cer lost con­trol of his car are re­lieved the or­deal is over.

In the Auck­land Dis­trict Court on Mon­day of­fi­cer Aaron Holmes, 29, was dis­quali- fied from driv­ing for a year and or­dered to pay $3000 to the vic­tim.

He was con­victed in June of ag­gra­vated care­less use of a ve­hi­cle caus­ing in­jury.

Holmes lost con­trol of his car while chas­ing a ve­hi­cle in Au­gust last year.

He hit a lamp post which fell on Farhat Buksh, 13, leav­ing him in a coma for a week.

Farhat’s grand­mother Ni- sha Ali says the sen­tence is “al­right”.

“We’re just happy to have our grand­son back. That’s the most im­por­tant part.

She says Farhat still tires eas­ily.

“I think it will take a long time for him to get back to nor­mal.”

Mrs Ali was in court for the sen­tenc­ing and says she is glad she will not have to go back again.

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