A MAN who had to be boxed in by police to end a high-speed chase on the M62 near Bradford has been jailed for a year.

Imran Khan, 38, was seen by officers driving his Renault Scenic the wrong way down a one-way street in Bradford city centre at around 3.40am on January 14.

Instead of following advice to turn around, he sped off, reaching speeds of 60mph on 30mph routes out of the city.

In the pursuit that followed, which took in roads such as Manchester Road, Little Horton Lane, and Mayo Avenue, Khan ran red lights and repeatedly drove on the wrong side of the carriageway.

Bradford Crown Court heard that Khan continued onto the M606 out of Bradford and then onto the M62, hitting 90mph on a 50mph section of the motorway.

Two police cars had to trap and force Khan into barriers to bring him to a stop, causing £10,000 worth of damage to the police vehicles.

Recorder Jonathan Sandiford banned Khan, a food wholesale business owner of Kenley Parade, Wibsey, Bradford, from driving for five years on his release from prison.

He told him: “You were doing your absolute best to get away. You forced the police officers to put their lives at risk trying to stop you. The court cannot tolerate people who lead the police on dangerous chases like this. There must be an immediate custodial sentence in this case.”