Car chase at speed in Bulwell

Nottingham Crown COurt.
Nottingham Crown COurt.

Footage of a terrifying high-speed car chase through Bulwell was shown to a court during the trial of a man for dangerous driving.

Jason Ramsden, 23, of Hucknall Lane, Bulwell, was spotted driving without a seatbelt on June 26 at about 12.20pm by two officers in a patrol car.

But when they signalled for him to pull over, Ramsden, who was driving without insurance or a license, drove off.

Prosecuting, Mark Knowles said: “The defendant drove off dangerously through a number of roads.”

The chase lasted about four minutes and saw Ramsden perform a number of dangerous U-turns on busy roads, swerve around traffic at a roundabout and travel at speeds of 70 mph and over in 30mph zones.

He abandoned the orange Peugeot in the vicinity of Henrietta Street and hid under bushes before police found him.

The court heard he had previous convictions, including possession of an imitation firearm. Ramsden admitted the charge before Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday, after changing his original plea of not guilty.

Defending, Matthew Smith said Ramsden had just been told his grandmother had died before he appeared via video link to plead. He was now in work, had been engaging with the probation services and his partner is expecting a baby.

Judge Andrew Hamilton accepted his plea and sentenced Ramsden to 14 months. He told him: “A child coming across the road could have been wiped out by you.”