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VIDEO: Man jailed for dangerous driving in Fakenham police pursuit


By Lynn News Reporter


A 36-year-old man has been jailed following a police pursuit during which he rammed a police car twice.

Shady Coates, of Swanton Road, appeared at Norwich Crown Court yesterday (Monday, September 10) after the incident which happened on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Police have shared footage of the incident, which started when police received reports of two burglaries in the Binham and Warham area of North Norfolk.

A witness then spotted a vehicle linked to the crime and alerted police.

The vehicle was then seen approaching Fakenham and officers were deployed to the area.

They caught up with the vehicle and followed it into Morrisons where two passengers fled the vehicle.

Shady Coates. Photo: Norfolk Police. (4097611)
Shady Coates. Photo: Norfolk Police. (4097611)

It then reversed into the police car before making off from the scene.

The pursuit was abandoned after 20 minutes as the vehicle entered the grounds of Taverham Hall School.

The car was found crashed on Marriotts Way with several stolen items found nearby which had been thrown over a hedge.

Coates was later identified by police officers and arrested on April 24, 2018.

He was charged with burglary, dangerous driving, disqualified driving, no insurance and failing to stop, and was remanded into custody.

Yesterday at court he was sentenced for dangerous driving, no insurance, disqualified driving and handed a 16-month jail term and given a 40-month driving ban.

All of the stolen property, except one rucksack, was recovered and returned to owners.



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