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Solihull man jailed after fleeing police in Stratford

Laura Kearns 25th Nov, 2020

A MAN who crashed his car after fleeing police in Stratford has been jailed.

Christopher Sharkey of Daylesford Road, Solihull was sentenced to six months custody and disqualified from driving for 23 months at Warwick Crown Court.

When police tried to stop the 21-year-old’s car at Morrison’s in Stratford he fled, going through two red lights and having a minor crash with another car.

Soon after passing through a second red light Sharkey lost control of his car and crashed into railings.

He then fled on foot before being arrested by PC Simon Bennett in Arden Street.

Following the arrest, PC Bennett seized two bags of cannabis from Sharkey.

He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving without insurance, driving without a licence and possession of cannabis.

PC Bennett said: “This was a serious offence and the consequences could have been much worse. Starkey showed complete disregard for the safety of other road users. This could easily have resulted in serious injury or worse. There is never an excuse for driving in this way.”

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