Teen jailed after high speed police chase through Sheffield

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A teenager who led police on a 70mph chase through Sheffield has been jailed.

Kyle Checkley, aged 19, was Tasered by police officers after a nine minute pursuit in icy conditions.

Sheffield Crown Court heard officers followed Checkley’s Alfa Romeo for five miles after initially spotting him speeding on Hinde House Crescent, Firth Park.

Officers activated their siren and blue lights but Checkley failed to stop and led them along Grimesthorpe Road at double the 30mph limit, down Carwood Road and then onto the wrong side of the road.

He then performed a u-turn away from the city centre and towards Shirecliffe as more officers joined the pursuit.

Checkley was clocked at 70mph on Firshill Crescent - a 30mph zone - before joining Standish Drive and travelling over a roundabout on Herries Road at 67mph.

Officers blocked him as he approached Southey Hill and the teenager slowed down, giving police the chance to Taser him.

He was on licence at the time from a three-year sentence for robbery and was immediately recalled to prison.

Richard Sheldon, prosecuting, said that Checkley, of Firshill Walk, Firs Hill, was only a provisional licence holder.

He admitted dangerous driving, failing to stop and having no licence or insurance.

Sentencing him to eight months detention, Recorder Ray Singh, said: “It is only through good fortune that nobody was seriously injured.”

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