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28th Jun, 2022

Burglar who led police on 150mph chase is jailed

A BURGLAR who led police on a 150mph chase in a car he stole from Cawston has been jailed.

At Warwick Crown Court, Ayden Cooper, 21, of Lakes Road, Birmingham was sentenced to three years and four months in prison, after he pleaded guilty to burglary, theft and dangerous driving.

He was also convicted of affray, failing to appear at court and breach of a court order in connection with incidents on other force areas.

A BMW was stolen from Cawston in the early hours of November 29.

It was spotted by police shortly afterwards on the M6, and a pursuit began when it failed to stop.

The BMW hit speeds of 150mph on the motorway and 80mph on residential streets in icy conditions.

The car was eventually brought to a halt in Erdington, Birmingham where Cooper was arrested.

Det Cons Tom Quinlan from Rugby Proactive CID said: “Cooper’s actions put the safety of other road users at risk and he can count himself very lucky nobody was seriously injured or worse.

“I am pleased he will now spend time behind bars for his actions.”

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