A disqualified driver who led police on a pursuit through Brighton before crashing his car has been jailed

A disqualified driver who led police on a pursuit through Brighton before crashing his car has been jailed.

About 1.45pm on Friday 29 June, officers became aware of a vehicle of interest in the vicinity of Preston Drove – the Mercedes G-Class had been involved in an incident a few days earlier, where it failed to stop for police in Crawley.

The vehicle was pursued and it made several turnings in the area in an attempt to evade police. It then accelerated on Harrington Road, across the double junction with Surrenden Way, at approximately 60mph. The speed limit is 20mph.

As it continued onto Bates Road it clipped a parked Ford Connect van, causing considerable damage, and due to concerns for the safety of the public in an urban area at a busy time of day, the pursuit was aborted.

However the Mercedes crashed into another parked vehicle in nearby Gordon Road a short time later and two men decamped. They were quickly detained and arrested by officers.

To report a motorist for dangerous or antisocial driving, visit the Operation Crackdown website.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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