'I'm probably on telly all over the world': Sick boasts of Garry Cody, hit-and-run killer of Met Police PC Andy Duncan

This Is Local London: Garry Cody told a prison guard: "I'm the one who ran the policeman over. I'm probably on telly all over the world." Garry Cody told a prison guard: "I'm the one who ran the policeman over. I'm probably on telly all over the world."

A driver who killed a policeman in a hit and run collision made sick boasts about his crime in prison.

Garry Cody, 25, was today jailed for eight-and-a-half years at Kingston Crown Court for killing PC Andrew Duncan by running him down at 50mph in Reigate Avenue on September 20 last year.

Cody had been driving at almost 90mph when PC Duncan tried to stop him during a routine speed check operation.

Although Cody did brake, he struck the father-of-two from East Molesey at over 50mph, throwing him 35m through the air.

The impact snapped both PC Duncan's legs and left him with serious head, chest and abdominal injuries that he died from two days later.

Although Cody drove away from the scene, he handed himself in to police later that same day having phoned his dad to say "I've done it now, I've hit a copper".

Cody admitted causing death by dangerous driving but as he awaited sentence he was overheard boasting about his crimes by a prison officer at HMP Belmarsh.

The court heard that he said to guard Paul Dunne "do you know who I am? I'm on the news, I'm the one who ran the policeman over. I'm probably on telly all over the world."

The same prison guard also overheard Cody, who also goes by the name Gary Bromidge, tell a fellow inmate "it's on YouTube, copper brown bread. You see it on there, me and the car and the copper dead in the road".

The guard then saw Cody pretend to play an imaginary violin.

Cody even kept newspaper clippings from the time of the incident and would show them to his fellow inmates.

Before he sentenced Cody, Judge Nicholas Price QC had to fight back tears as he read from a statement by PC Duncan's widow that said: "Our for our house, travelling and our retirement are now things I will have to face alone.

"He was my world, we are truly devastated."

The court heard how Cody has amassed what the judge called a "staggering" 35 convictions for 88 offences.

Sentencing, Judge Price added: "I struggle to find anything of real benefit to be said on your behalf save from the fact you had the decency to admit your guilt. "

The judge also disqualified Cody from driving for six years.

Officer in the case Detective Chief Inspector John McFarlane said: "I think the length of the sentence reflects the severity of the incident.

"PC Duncan was an experienced officer who served the people of London for 23 years.

"He was actively involved in the community and gave a lot of his time to the scouting movement.

"He was carrying out a routine speed check when Cody, a young man with a dreadful record of reckless and criminal behaviour, hit him.

"We became aware Cody was claiming to be full of remorse, however his conduct within prison did not reflect that."

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2:17pm Fri 7 Feb 14

G_Whiz says...

Anyone would boast of such a lenient sentence! Having the Judge on side must be a great feeling!

what we come to expect from the courts i'm afraid. Still at least the appologists and Howard League are happy!
Anyone would boast of such a lenient sentence! Having the Judge on side must be a great feeling! what we come to expect from the courts i'm afraid. Still at least the appologists and Howard League are happy! G_Whiz

2:44pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Eight years might just have been reasonable for a first offence, but with 35 convictions for 88 offences, at only 25 years old, and boasting while on remand, not enough by any means. I was disgusted when he was just charged with motoring offences, not as he should have been, manslaughter at least. He should be doing 20 years minimum.
Eight years might just have been reasonable for a first offence, but with 35 convictions for 88 offences, at only 25 years old, and boasting while on remand, not enough by any means. I was disgusted when he was just charged with motoring offences, not as he should have been, manslaughter at least. He should be doing 20 years minimum. Hove Ex-Pat

4:33pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Binsanity says...

Yes he should "be on telly all over the world" but for being the first person hung in this country for 61yrs. 8 1/2 yrs out in 4 1/4 yrs the world really has gone mad.
Yes he should "be on telly all over the world" but for being the first person hung in this country for 61yrs. 8 1/2 yrs out in 4 1/4 yrs the world really has gone mad. Binsanity

10:16pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Gonzoisgone says...

Can I suggest that one of the many things for society to work is that justice must be seen to be done.

It should also be considered as fair and proportionate.

This is a contributing factor as to why our society is so dysfunctional.

This is wrong.
Can I suggest that one of the many things for society to work is that justice must be seen to be done. It should also be considered as fair and proportionate. This is a contributing factor as to why our society is so dysfunctional. This is wrong. Gonzoisgone

1:47pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Irenic says...

I have no comments to make about the person responsible for this. My comments are reserved for the family, friends and colleagues of the officer tragically killed in the line of duty. Thinking of you all.
I have no comments to make about the person responsible for this. My comments are reserved for the family, friends and colleagues of the officer tragically killed in the line of duty. Thinking of you all. Irenic

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