A MAN tried to murder a woman by running her over at a distribution centre.

Afrax Ahmed is facing considerable time behind bars after the shocking incident at the Amazon distribution centre in Tilbury.

Essex Police were called to Windrush Road at around 9.35am on July 12 last year following reports a woman had been hit by a car and seriously injured.

Another woman had also been assaulted. They were both taken to hospital.

Ahmed, 30, of Peartree Way, Greenwich was arrested at the scene and when arrested attacked an emergency worker.

He was later charged and at Basildon Crown Court on Monday he admitted attempted murder and assaulting an emergency worker, having previously admitted causing actual bodily harm.

He is due to be sentenced at the same court on May 6.

Det Cons Emma Barnes, from Grays CID, said: “Afrax Ahmed deliberately ran over the victim intending to kill her.

“His actions left her with serious injuries that will take a long time to recover from, both physically and mentally.

“Ahmed has at least admitted his guilt meaning the victim won’t be subjected to re-living the ordeal through a trial.

“He now faces a significant amount of time behind bars.”