POLICE have released footage of a high-speed pursuit through a Carlisle suburb which resulted in the arrest of a teenager.

Ben Hull, 19, reversed into a police vehicle while trying to escape capture and hit almost twice the 30mph speed limit on residential roads.

Hull hit 54mph on residential roads lined with trees and other parked vehicles, failing to give way and motoring over speed humps in the Raffles area.

Hull, previously of Lowther Street, Carlisle, admitted dangerous driving, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and no insurance.

At Carlisle Crown Court this morning, Judge Mathieson, who sentenced Hull to nine months, said: “The driving on this occasion was breathtakingly dangerous. It is a miracle that nobody else was injured and that includes you, significantly.”

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