Fleeing teen went 110mph in 30 zone and had to be forced off road by police


A teenager was forced off the road by pursuing police officers during a 110mph chase in which he jumped red lights and went the wrong way down a dual carriageway.

Adam Nazir, 18, was subject to a suspended sentence order when he was spotted at the wheel of a Volkswagen Golf shortly after midnight on April 21, Bradford Crown Court heard today.

Nazir, of Agar Street, Girlington, Bradford, was sent to a young offender institution for 18 months for driving dangerously in breach of the order imposed for a violent incident committed when he was in custody.

Prosecutor Eleanor Durdy said Nazir pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving uninsured and without a licence.

He had previous convictions dating back to 2017 for dishonesty, burglary and driving offences.

The eight-month suspended sentence was for an offence of attempted wounding when Nazir was remanded at HMYOI Wetherby.

He got into an argument with another inmate in a classroom that escalated into a fight in which the victim was punched and kicked.

Nazir threw chairs and tables at him before security staff intervened.

The victim was taken to Leeds General Infirmary covered in blood with facial injuries.

Nazir was subject to that order and on licence for burglary when he drove the Golf, the court was told.

He accelerated up Westgate Hill Street in Tong, Bradford, at up to 110mph in a 30 zone, running two red lights near Tong High School.

Several “tactical contacts” were made with the Golf by pursuing officers to try to disable it and bring it to a stop, Miss Durdy said.

Nazir was finally halted after going the wrong way down a dual carriageway.

He was forced into the central reservation near Dudley Hill Police Station.

Miss Durdy said it was a prolonged piece of dangerous driving at excessive speeds while Nazir was banned and uninsured.

His barrister, Jessica Heggie, said he was very sorry and had quickly accepted what he had done.

He knew he was disqualified and panicked when he was ordered to stop.

He had been recalled to custody until September next year for breaching the conditions of his licence.

Miss Heggie said Nazir, who was sentenced on a video link to HMP Doncaster, had spent the vast majority of his life in custody since he was aged 16.

“He will do his best to set himself up for a crime free future when he’s released,” she said.

Judge Colin Burn sentenced Nazir to 18 months in a young offender institution. He activated the suspended sentence in full and imposed ten months’ to run consecutively for the dangerous driving.

Nazir was banned from driving for 21 months and until he takes an extended retest.

“The driving was very fast and very dangerous.

“It was a lengthy and aggressive effort to avoid apprehension at any cost,” Judge Burn said.

l The Telegraph & Argus is continuing to run its Stop the Danger Drivers campaign, launched in late 2015. The campaign has had various successes and partly inspired the police to launch Operation Steerside – but it is clear that more still needs to be done to make Bradford’s roads safer. If you have examples of dangerous driving, email us at newsdesk@telegraphandargus.co.uk

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