A court has heard how a police officer driving his patrol car at nearly twice the legal speed limit, without lights or sirens, hit and killed a student in Sheffield City Centre.

PC Rodney Craig Mills, was driving back to his station before responding to a non-emergency call when he struck the student in 2010.

Sheffield Hallam University, Jamie Haslett, died at the scene from head injuries after being thrown from the bonnet of the patrol car, hitting the windscreen before being thrown ‘a considerable distance’ into the air.

The jury heard how, one second before the collision, PC Mills was travelling at 58mph in a 30mph zone.

PC Mills, denies causing death by careless driving.

After the collision, PC Mills stopped and an ambulance arrived soon afterwards, but Jamie had suffered severe head injuries and it is likely he died instantly.

Nicholas Barker, prosecuting, told Bradford Crown Court, that PC Mills failed to drive with sufficient care and attention in the circumstances, speeding through a built up area.

The trial continues.

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