Video issued after remorseless drug dealer crashed motorbike seriously injuring passenger

Published on: Thursday, 25th August 2022
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Police officers in Erewash have issued video footage of the moment that a 19 year old drug dealer crashed a motorbike, seriously injuring a 19 year old pillion passenger.

Orlando Piesecke was riding a stolen bike along Cotmanhay Road in early April 2021 but at a speed of 60mph in a 30mph zone, before crashing into a car which had just turned out on to the road, the impact throwing his passenger towards a wall and lamp-post, and leaving him with injuries which have been described as "life changing".

Injuries amounted to multiple fractures to his pelvis and legs, as well as a bleed on the brain from the result of the impact having been thrown off.  Doctors are unsure whether the passenger - who has not been publicly named - will ever be able to walk again.

Now, Derbyshire Police have taken the decision to make the footage available to the public by way of a warning to others. 

Spokesperson for the Ilkeston Safer Neighbourhood Team, Sergeant Matt Edwards said that the offender showed little remorse after the crash, and was found to be continuing to deal with class A drugs across Ilkeston. He was found with £500 cash and multiple mobile phones, as well as over £1000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine.  Sgt Edwards expressed his satisfaction that Piesecke was now behind bars, making town streets significantly safer.

Appearing before Derby Crown Court, Piesecke, who comes from the town, admitted a charge of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, another for driving without insurance or a licence as well as possession with intent to supply class A drugs and was jailed for a total of six years.

A statement posted on the Ilkeston SNT Facebook page said: "Significant work has been undertaken around Orlando Piesecke (19 years) of Ilkeston by SNT and further police departments over the last 12 months to include numerous arrests and proactive targeting due to suspicions that he was involved in the supply of class A drugs in the town.

He was sentenced this week to 6 years in prison for causing serious injury by dangerous driving and numerous counts of possession with intent to supply. We could not report on this prior to the sentencing but we have been working very hard on the background and will continue to do so in the future with those causing upset and harm to our community."

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