The two offenders, Carl Foley and Karl Waring of no fixed abode, were eventually tracked down and arrested for the attack on the patrol officer. Charges against the two include affray, dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, and possession of cannabis with intent to supply. They both plead guilty and were sentenced to eight years in prison.
Inspector Mike McFall of the Merseyside Police's Matrix Serious and Organized Crime Roads Policing unit made the following statement after the sentencing.
"We welcome these sentences, which should serve as a warning to anyone else considering taking such reckless action against police," Mcfall told ITV. "These two dangerous offenders believed in using violence to aid their escape from police, and in doing so showed complete disregard for the safety of police and toward other road users. Unfortunately for Waring and Foley, they only succeeded in raising their profile as a risk to the public, which resulted in a joint investigation by Sefton CID and Matrix Serious and Organized Crime Unit and, ultimately, substantial terms of imprisonment."