A man has been locked up for life when he tried to run over a 12 year old girl and a nearly killed a Muslim woman as revenge for the London tube bombings.

Paul Moor, 21, was jailed at Nottingham Crown Court for a minimum of 20 years on Tuesday 27 March and was also banned from driving for life.

Moor smashed into Zaynab Hussein while she was walking on Acer Close in Leicester last year 20 September.

He then spun his car around and struck her again as she was on the ground injured. Ms Hussein suffered a broken arm, leg and a fractured spine and pelvis.

After the attack on Ms Hussein, Moor then targeted a 12 year old girl by driving into her but luckily, she was unharmed.

Half brother of Moor told the court: “He tried to put it down to the 7/7 bombings. He said he was proud of himself and doing the country a favour.”

Mr Justice Soole told the court: “All pedestrians were at risk from you that morning. However, the fact remains that you ultimately launched your assault on those who were in Islamic clothing.

“Your intention to kill Mrs Hussein was underlined by your wicked decision to return for a second assault with the car. It was only luck and her quick thinking that saved your second intended victim from injury”.

Ms Hussein, 47, now has problems with walking and has to use a walking frame for support.

She said in her impact statement: “My younger children come into the room and ask, ‘when are you going to start walking again?’.

“I physically cannot go outside, but even if I wanted to I wouldn’t.

“I don’t understand why someone would want to hurt me – especially somebody I have never met.