Suspended prison sentence for driver who recklessly tore around Halifax streets

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A 20-year-old who drove dangerously around the streets of Halifax escaped a prison sentence.

Ajaz Ahmed, 20, of Ladywood Terrace, Halifax, was given a 9-month, suspended for two-years, prison sentence at Bradford Crown Court on October 2.

The court heard how, in February, the uninsured and unlicensed Mercedes driver recklessly tore around Hanson Lane, Oak Lane, West Street, Battinson Road, Queens Road and Gibbet Street and drove through a red light in a residential area before a police car reversed into the defendant’s car in order to stop it in its dangerous tracks and to “prevent the risk of harm others,” said deputy circuit judge Les Spittle.

Ahmed was banned from driving for three-years, ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid community work and pay £100 victim surcharge.