A MAN jailed for six months just four days after his wedding is yet another message that drivers who speed away from the police will be locked up, Bradford’s top judge has warned.

Umar Hanif, 23, hit a car with three young children in it after he accelerated off in an uninsured VW Golf GT TDi on the city’s Listerhills Road at 1pm on April 28.

Hanif, of Horton Grange Road, Great Horton, Bradford, was confronted by an Audi turning into a petrol station when he rounded a bend at speed, prosecutor Philip Adams told Bradford Crown Court on Monday.

He tried to avoid a crash by mounting the kerb but burst a tyre and collided with the front of the vehicle.

Hanif drove off in a cloud of dust but smashed into a lamppost. His airbag deployed and the police boxed him in.

Hanif complained of a neck injury but then jumped out of the passenger side door and tried to run off.

Mr Adams said the three young children in the Audi were uninjured.

Hanif pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving without insurance and a licence.

Hanif’s solicitor advocate, Simon Hustler, said his client was married on Thursday last week and he was a man of previous good character.

He had read cases of dangerous driving in the Telegraph & Argus and realised they passed the custody threshold.

“He is immature and it was sheer stupidity,” Mr Hustler said.

Hanif was a carer for his mother and helped to look after his poorly brother.

Mr Hustler said the police chase had not got going and he urged the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, to suspend any sentence of imprisonment.

But the judge told Hanif: “You were irresponsible, reckless and out of order.

“Every day for months and months, the Telegraph & Argus has been spreading the word about the countless cases of dangerous driving and you just ignored that.”

The judge continued: “You showed no concern for others, only for yourself. I can’t suspend the sentence without doing irreparable damage to the message that there has to be consistency.”

Hanif was banned from driving for two years and three months.