A DRIVER has been handed a suspended sentence after leading police on a chase through Keighley.

Vickas Mahmood, 24, of Granville Street, Keighley, appeared at Bradford Crown Court yesterday to be sentenced for dangerous driving and driving without insurance, after pleading guilty to the offences at a magistrates’ court hearing.

The court heard the 40mph chase unfolded on October 27 in Keighley, around Brown Street, Emily Street and Bradford Street.

Paul Nicholson, prosecuting, said the vehicle had gone on the wrong side of the road at a point during the pursuit, which eventually ended in a crash and caused the other vehicle to momentarily go on two wheels.

Mahmood then got out of the vehicle and ran off, but was detained.

Mr Nicholson said Mahmood admitted everything police said to him about his driving, had borrowed his friend’s car and was unsure whether he was insured to drive it.

Mahmood was given a ten-month sentence, suspended for one year.

He was ordered to carry out 200 hours’ unpaid work, disqualified from driving for 18 months, ordered to take an extended retest and must complete a 15-day rehabilitation requirement.