Ellesmere Port teen reached speeds of 120mph during chase

Published date: 30 May 2017 |
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A TEENAGER who led police officers on a car chase at speeds of up to 120mph before crashing on a roundabout has appeared in court.

Appearing from custody, Adam Manning, 19, pleaded guilty to four charges, including dangerous driving, possession of cannabis and aggravated theft of a vehicle at Chester Magistrates Court.

Manning, of Westminster Road, Ellesmere Port, also admitted driving without a licence and insurance following the incident which happened in the early hours of Thursday, May 25.

The court heard that Manning, who was also in breach of a 26-week suspended sentence he received on March 21, took his mother’s Vauxhall Astra before he was spotted by police officers in a lay-by on the A51 in Tarporley.

Manning, who sobbed uncontrollably in the dock and repeatedly mouthed the word “sorry” to his watching mother, failed to stop and set off in the direction of Chester before jumping three red lights and swerving in and out of traffic as he joined the M53.

Amanda Cullen, prosecuting, said the Astra reached a speed of 120mph and was seen to narrowly avoid a collision with an HGV before crashing on a roundabout on the A5117 just off Junction 10 of the M53.

No application for bail was made.

Manning was told by chairman of the bench Clive Mason that he was being remanded in custody to return to Chester Crown Court on June 23 for a pre-sentence report.

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