A FATHER-of-four who was involved in an early-hours police pursuit around residential streets in Bradford has been sentenced.

Rudolf Guman, 33, was seen speeding in a Ford Focus by police officers on patrol in a marked vehicle on the night of March 31 this year.

Prosecutor Gareth Henderson-Moore told Bradford Crown Court that Guman ignored the blue lights and requests to pull over and a six-minute pursuit began in the Otley Road area.

Recorder Patrick Palmer was shown dashcam footage from the police vehicle which showed Guman reaching speeds of up to 65mph in the Ford Focus, ignoring speed bumps in residential streets and running red lights.

Mr Henderson-Moore said Guman, of Killinghall Drive, Bradford, went round blind bends on the wrong side of the road and one motorist was forced to take evasive action to avoid a collision.

Guman, a mechanic, eventually stopped the car and tried to run off, but he was arrested nearby.

The defendant, who had no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving at the first opportunity before the magistrates and his case was sent to the crown court for sentence.

Recorder Palmer was told that Guman had expressed remorse for his driving that night and he was suitable for rehabilitation and punishment in the community.

The judge decided that Guman’s eight-month jail term should be suspended for two years, but he will also have to do 250 hours of unpaid work for the community.

Guman was also fined £200 and ordered to pay £120 costs.

He will now be banned from driving for the next year and he must then take an extended retest.