A TEENAGER who crashed his brother’s BMW into a car full of people on a busy Bradford road has been locked up.

Ithisham Khan, 19, was already banned from driving when police spotted him behind the wheel on Barkerend Road shortly after 5pm on June 21.

Prosecutor Alisha Kaye told Bradford Crown Court that after following Khan on to Harewood Street, officers made checks on the vehicle and found it was not insured.

As they indicated for him to stop, Khan sped off on to Leeds Road, where he failed to give way at a stop sign and mounted the kerb near a group of pedestrians.

Khan then crashed the BMW head-on into a Nissan Micra, the occupants of which managed to escape injured from the car.

Despite “extensive” damage to his car, Khan managed to drive on to Mulgrave Street before being forced to stop.

After getting out of the car he tried to flee, but was detained after a short foot chase.

Nigel Edwards, for Khan, of Moor View Drive, Undercliffe, Bradford, said his client had set off in the BMW to pick up car parts for his brother’s business, and had “panicked” when he saw police activate their lights.

He read a “plea for lenience” from Khan’s sister, who said her brother had made a “terrible mistake” for which he was “deeply ashamed”.

She said the fear of prison had taken a toll on Khan’s health, and said his help was needed to support the family, including his ill father.

A report from the probation service confirmed that Khan was six months into a nine-month driving ban, imposed in December last year, when the offences took place.

He was described as an “immature” young man, but it was noted that he had found part-time work at a DIY store in Shipley.

The report stated that Khan was “very afraid” at the prospect of a custodial sentence, and had said he “never wants to get in a car and drive again”.

Khan had pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle-taking, driving while disqualified, and driving without a licence or insurance prior to yesterday’s hearing.

Sentencing him to nine months in jail, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC said: “Bradford, with other cities, is plagued by young men driving outrageously and the courts have to do that which is harsh. Your offences cannot, and will not, be tolerated.”

Of the collision, the judge added: “Fortunately no-one was seriously injured, but I bet they were shocked and outraged at your behaviour.”

Khan was also banned from driving for a period of 28-and-a-half months.