A man who injured two boys after deliberately driving his car at a group of school children has been detained under the Mental Health Act.
Mohammed Mogul, 57, swerved across the road and mounted the kerb as four youngsters, aged between nine and 14, were walking along the pavement together.
Two of the boys managed to jump out of the way onto a fence but the other two were trapped by the vehicle.
Mogul then reversed his Audi and drove into the two youngsters again. He then reversed the car into one of them.
The court heard two of the boys suffered deep cuts to their legs but avoided serious injury in the incident, which happened on Slaithwaite Road, Thornhill, Dewsbury, on July 22 last year.
Mogul, of Ingham Road, Thornhill, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, unlawful wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The court heard Mogul has a history of serious mental illness dating back more than three decades. His barrister, Anastasis Tasou, told the court Mogul suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and had psychotic episodes.
Since the incident he had been kept in hospital and was undergoing “aggressive treatments” for his condition. Mr Tasou told the court Mogul could be detained under the Mental Health Act if it was felt that he presented an ongoing risk to the public. Psychiatrist Dr Patrick Quinn told the court it was his opinion that he should be detained for his own health and safety.
Recorder Osborne imposed the order to allow Mogul to receive the medical care he requires. He said: “Nobody should be in any doubt, listening to this case, of the seriousness with which I view what happened on that day.”