Of course you have given opinions, my bold.
Post 28:That's very simple to answer. The lad had seen the police car a long way off, and deliberately waited until it was almost directly upon him before running out in front of it.
I actually know the PC involved, but I've refrained from posting anything about it because - obviously - the case has been sub judice until the trial. What has mystified the people who knew about the case is not "how could he not be found guilty" but, rather, "how could anyone possibly think this should have gone to trial." There was never the slightest shadow of a doubt that he would be found innocent - no driver is expected to allow for people deliberately throwing themselves in front of his car.
Post 54: I don't know who the _______ is in your quote; but the instructions to SYP constables flatly contradict this section. Police drivers are told to judge for themselves whether lights and sirens are necessary.
In this instance, given that the sole intention of the student was to run out in front of the police car, sirens and lights wouldn't have made the slightest bit of difference. Indeed, very probably, nor would driving within the speed limit; it just means he would have waited a little longer before jumping in front of the car.
Post 58: He's probably referring to the fact that Craig was given the job as a "priority response within 1 hour" call, but judged it himself to be an emergency.
Many people are happy to assume that the police just pretend they were on an emergency to justify speeding after the fact.
Post 60: Hard enough that they sent the case to trial despite it being blatantly obvious that he would be found not guilty. Even the student's own friends openly admitted that it was his fault and not Craig's.
Post 95: I know all the details of the incident. I knew them before the court case. As I said before, what most legal experts found completely staggering is why on earth the CPS bothered to send the case to trial; it was blatantly obvious that no jury could possibly return a guilty verdict.