Mihai Dinisoae Biography — Wiki
Chilling CCTV footage shows the moment a vigilante driver, Mihai Dinisoae, chases two thieves riding his stolen motorbike, before one dies when he rams them off road. Dinisoae was jailed on Wednesday for ten years for the manslaughter of pillion passenger Joshua Molloy who was thrown from the bike and crashed into a lamppost following the chase through Newcastle.
The high speed pursuit took place on the morning of May 5 and CCTV shows Mr Dinisoae driving the wrong way arou
Mihai Dinisoae Age
Mihai Dinisoae is 32 years old.
Mihai Dinisoae jailed for 10 years
Mr Dinisoae was cleared of murdering the 28-year-old following a trial at Newcastle Crown Court.
Newcastle Crown Court was told Mr Molloy and an associate had stolen Mr Dinisoae’s motorcycle from outside his home on Baldwin Avenue, Fenham, and the Romanian national gave chase in his Vauxhall Vectra.
After knocking the thieves off his bike, he left them both severely injured in the street.
Emergency services attended the scene but Mr Molloy died at the scene while the 29-year-old motorcycle driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Mr Dinisoae was arrested by police hours after the collision and admitted he had pursued the men but claimed they had lost control and he did not cause the collision.
What we know so far
Last month a jury cleared him of murder and he has since admitted manslaughter.
He had previously admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving in relation to injuries suffered by the rider who survived.
After the case Detective Inspector Joanne Brooks said the killer should have called the police instead of taking the law into his own hands.
She said: ‘I have no doubt that Mihai Dinisoae had completely lost control of his emotions and was intent on chasing down his victims.
‘He made no attempts to alert authorities of the theft and instead tried to chase down the two men himself to get his hands on his property.
‘The footage demonstrates just how mindless the actions of Dinisoae were that morning and he has ultimately led to Josh’s death.’
Dinisoae was also issued with a four-year driving ban that will begin upon his release from prison.