Watch as we seize illegally-ridden bike after 80mph pursuit
We’ve seized and crushed an illegally-ridden off-road bike after its rider tried in vain to escape from our officers as he hit 80mph in residential streets.
The Kawasaki 250cc was one of three which sped away when they were spotted by a police motorcyclist in the Tipton area.
The gang split up, so the motorbike officer pursued the Kawasaki, which had been driven the most dangerously, as it weaved through traffic, onto pavements, through red lights and on grassed areas.
New footage shows how the 10-minute pursuit was only ended when an officer lying in wait at a bus stop deployed a stinger to deflate its tyres.
Rider Owen Guest, 20, was arrested at the scene at around 2.30pm on 10 September and went on to admit dangerous driving and driving without a licence or insurance.
He was given 14 months in a young offenders institute, suspended for a year, and ordered to abide by a curfew and do 80 hours of unpaid community work.
Guest, of Sladd Lane, Wolverley, Worcestershire, was also given a two-year driving ban.
He appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Tuesday (14).
PC Steve Lovering, who pursued Guest, said: “This was appalling driving on a bike which can’t legally be ridden on the roads.
“Great teamwork between officers on the ground and in the air helped us bring this to a safe conclusion.
“We know the misery that these kind of bikes cause when they are ridden illegally, and we’ll use all our resources to bring those who think it’s acceptable to justice.”