Unlicensed motorist ‘drove like madman’ to escape police

Footage has surfaced of a teenage driver’s crazed escape from police.

Nineteen-year-old Luqman Khan did not hold a driving licence or insurance when he led police on a wild chase through Bradford, reaching speeds of 65mph – more than double the speed limit.

With a passenger in the Citroen Saxo, Khan, of Tagore Court, Laisterdyke, Bradford, failed to stop at a junction, sped through a petrol station and cut up lines of traffic in front of him.

He then sped down the wrong side of the road, forcing other cars to swerve out of the way, before he smashed into a parked van and oncoming car and came to a stop.

Thankfully, no-one was hurt during his rampage. The youngster has since been sentenced to 12 months in a young offenders’ institution and banned from the road for two years after pleading guilty to dangerous driving, failing to stop for a police constable, and having no licence or insurance.

During sentencing at Bradford Crown Court, Judge Jonathan Rose told Khan that he had driven ‘like a madman’, adding: “This is the sort of driving that terrifies the decent citizens of this city. They expect drivers like you to go to custody.”