Wenjie Yu Wiki
Wenjie Yu Biography
Who is Wenjie Yu ?
A drug dealer has been convicted of attempting to kill a police officer after shooting him down during an attempted arrest in Glasgow.
Wenjie Yu, 49, addressed PC Neil Kerr, 37, on Devonshire Gardens Lane in Hyndland on July 21 last year.
Mobile phone footage captured Yu driving a Mercedes towards the officer while he was attempting to intercept a cannabis business.
The Paisley Superior Court heard that PC Kerr was thrown into the air and thought he was “going to die.”
Yu, who presented a special self-defense defense considering that he was being attacked by armed men, was also convicted of resisting and obstructing other officers in the lane.
Wenjie Yu Age ?
He is 49 year old.
A senior detective described Wenjie Yu as a “very dangerous man”
Co-defendant Wang Wen, 30, pleaded guilty mid-trial to being concerned about the cannabis supply on the same day.
Yu was also convicted of the same charge by the jury.
The court heard plainclothes officers in three unmarked police cars in the area based on intelligence information that a “drug transaction” was taking place.
PC Kerr crammed into a Mercedes driven by Yu on Devonshire Garden Lane.
He got out of the car as two colleagues approached Yu’s vehicle from the driver’s side, stated that they were officers, and ordered him to get out.
But when PC Kerr stopped in front of the Mercedes, Yu suddenly headed towards him.
The officer told the court: “I managed to make a little jump in the car and put both hands on it.
“I hit my head and shoulder on the windshield of the car. I traveled with the car and was on the hood for a few seconds.”
PC Neil Kerr was out of work for two and a half months after his ordeal
The officer said he knew his car was on the other side and was afraid he would be crushed.
He added: “I felt myself propelling in the air and I felt myself hitting the cobblestones on the ground.
“My head and my left shoulder hit the ground. I thought I was going to die.”
PC Kerr said the car stopped but he could hear the engine revving.
The colleagues then fought with Yu before arresting him and Weng, who was in the back seat.
PC Kerr required hospital treatment for a serious head injury and leg injuries.
The court heard that he was out of work for two and a half months as a result of his ordeal.
Donald Findlay QC, who defends Yu, and Paul Nelson, who represents Weng
The jury was told that Yu’s four previous convictions were for traffic matters and that he had never spent time in custody.
The first offender, Weng, told officers after his arrest that he was working for Triads to pay off a store debt he owed.
Donald Findlay QC, who defends Yu, and Paul Nelson, who represents Weng, will present their full allegations in mitigation at next month’s sentencing.
Judge Fiona Tait put both men in pretrial detention.
After the verdict, Det Chief Insp John Morrison said the crime was a “deliberate act” against an officer who was doing his job.
He added: “Yu is clearly a very dangerous man and we welcome his condemnation that he sends a clear message that assaults on officers will not be tolerated in any way.
“For several years there have been a growing number of reports of assaults on officers and staff.
“This can cause physical and psychological harm to those who are dedicated public servants and being attacked should not be part of the job.”