A convicted danger driver has been jailed for eight months for crashing into a parked vehicle during a police chase in Bradford.

Sayed Shah was seen by the police at the wheel of a badly damaged Seat Leon at 11am on July 2 last year, Bradford Crown Court heard today.

Shah, who is recalled to prison until December 2022, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath.

Prosecutor Maryam Ahmad said that Shah, 35, of Lower Grange Close, Bradford, had ten previous convictions for 23 offences, including being locked up for ten months for dangerous driving.

Miss Ahmad said that police officers on Parkway in West Bowling, Bradford, spotted the Seat Leon, which was heavily damaged at the front, after it had failed to stop earlier.

It was ordered to stop again but it made off at speed through a residential area before being spotted again, this time parked up on Arnside Road, Little Horton, with Shah and a male passenger inside.

It accelerated off again, travelling on the wrong side of the road and almost hitting two vans.

The passenger then threw a pair of training shoes out of the window, Miss Ahmad said.

On Hopbine Avenue, Little Horton, the Seat smashed into a parked vehicle, shunting it into another one.

Shah and his passenger ran off but he was caught. He shouted and struggled with arresting officers, the court heard.

He refused to provide a specimen of breath and made no comment in his police interview except to say that he wasn’t driving.

John Bottomley said in mitigation that Shah had lost his parents last year which had a devastating effect on himself and his family.

His wife was expecting their first child and she was suffering with depression because she was missing him so much.

Shah had caught coronavirus twice since being recalled to prison on licence and it had had a lasting serious effect on his health.

Recorder Jeremy Hill-Baker banned Shah from driving for 12 months and until he takes an extended retest.

He said the case was aggravated by his previous conviction for dangerous driving, the poor weather conditions at the time and the collision.

Shah was driving without a licence having been banned from driving at a previous hearing until he took an extended retest.

“This was an appalling piece of driving by someone who has driven badly before,” Re-corder Hill-Baker said.