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Breaking News ! A 17-year old who led the police on an 'erratic' two minute chase before crashing twice has been banned from the roads. Huzaifah Hameed, now 19, was driving the stolen BMW convertible when he was spotted by police officers in an unmarked car. As they followed him they dispersed a stinger to slow him down, but he carried on despite hitting it with his rear tire, Manchester Crown Court heard. Despite being one tire down, Hameed of Crumpsall, continued on driving at speeds of 60mph before going through a couple of sets of red traffic lights. Huzaifah Hameed leaving Manchester Crown Court (Image: Manchester Evening News) As the tire completely deflated, he lost control of the car and went up onto two wheels along the footpath on Harpurhey Road before driving back down and continuing on. Hameed pushed the already-slowing car on before he lost control again and smashed into a wall. He tried to jump out and make a run for it but he was detained by assisting officers. Hameed pleaded guilty to one offence of dangerous driving. Read More Related Articles Sign up for the MEN's free daily newsletter Read More Related Articles The disgraced, perverted ex-mayor who couldn't help but try for a return to politics - being on the sex offender register ruined his plan Today he was sentenced to an 18 month community order, eight days of rehabilitation activity requirements and 90 hours unpaid work. Outlining the facts, prosecutor Kate Gaskell said that on November 5 2018, officers were on duty at 8.30pm when they became aware of the BMW. “The officers turned onto Queens Road towards Cheetham Hill and saw the car going towards Rochdale Road,” Ms Gaskell said. “They were aware that there were a number of pedestrians in the area and the vehicle did not slow down. Huzaifah Hameed (Image: Manchester Evening News) “In order to slow the vehicle they dispersed a stinger which hit the near side tire causing it to deflate. “He carried on driving and the officers activated their emergency equipment.” Hameed drove at speeds of 60mph and went through a set of red lights, failing to give way, before turning left at the junction on Rochdale Road, the court was told. At 65mph he went through another set of red lights but the tire was deflating rapidly and he struggled to keep in control of the car.
. Ms Gaskell continued: “He continued along Harpurhey Road in an erratic manner on the right side of the ‘keep left’ bollards. “He lost control again and finally collided with a large wall. “The defendant then jumped out and was detained shortly after by police.”
Hameed was sentenced to an 18 month community order
(Image: Manchester Evening News)
Hameed was said to have no previous convictions. Mitigating, his defence lawyer Dan Gaskell said: “Had that incident occurred last week or last month, he would clearly be at significant risk of losing his liberty. “He runs a recovery business for buying and selling vehicles. “There is no option but to disqualify him which will have an effect on his business. “He is remorseful of his actions.”
Sentencing him, Judge Michael Leeming said: “This was a poor display of bad driving. “On Bonfire Night 2018, you were driving, the roof was down and you were covertly followed by police officers. “They dispersed a stinger and you tried to evade it. “You got up to speeds of 60mph in a 30mph zone before contravening a red light at the junction of Rochdale Road.
“You continued on before mounting the pavement and embankment - had a pedestrian been there, it would have had serious consequences. “You continued to drive weaving along the road before losing control and colliding into a wall causing extensive damage to the vehicle. "Not only did you put your passengers at risk, you also put pedestrians and the police at risk too." Hameed, of Moss Bank, was banned from driving for 12 months and must take an extended retest.