A man has admitted injuring a police officer in a petrol bomb attack on a Birmingham street.

Gary Turner, 44, appeared before the crown court and pleaded guilty to causing bodily harm to Pc Adam Helle-Lorentzen on August 8 last year.

He further admitted arson at a property in Onibury Road, Handsworth, being reckless as to whether the life of the occupant, Ali Amin, was endangered.

Gareth Walters, prosecuting, said no evidence would be offered on a charge of attempted murder, which was denied by the defendant.

Mrs Justice Thirlwall adjourned sentence on Turner, formerly of Onibury Road, until Tuesday July 23.

Onibury Road, Handsworth, where a petrol bomb was thrown at a police officer
Onibury Road, Handsworth, where a petrol bomb was thrown at a police officer
 

During the incident, armed police had surrounded a house following a report of a neighbour dispute and reports a front door had been damaged.

Pc Helle-Lorentzen was taken to hospital after suffering burns to his hands when a petrol bomb was thrown.

A home owner had raced to his aid and said: “I was outside my house and saw one of the policemen suffer the injuries.

“I took him inside and tried to give him treatment by putting water on his arm, which looked badly burned.”

Chief Inspector Paul Marriott said at the time: “What was initially reported to police as a neighbour dispute quickly escalated. It is understood the suspect drained fuel from a car before using it to create a petrol bomb.”