Police chase ends with high-speed crash and reality TV cameraman attacked
A banned driver left a trail of destruction on a residential street after crashing during a high-speed police chase.
After fleeing from the scene he was caught by police and kicked out at a cameraman filming with local officers.
The incident occurred in Teesside on April 7. Police spotted that Kristofer Millward, 38, wasn't wearing a seat belt, and when checks revealed the car was uninsured they tried to stop him.
Millward signalled to pull over but then accelerated away, leading officers on a pursuit reaching speeds of 80mph in a 30mph zone.
He eventually crashed, narrowly missing a pedestrian before taking out five fences, smashing two cars and destroying a telephone exchange box.
The driver fled from the scene but was caught by officers filming for Channel 5's Police Interceptors television series. Millward kicked out at the cameraman because he didn't want to be shown on television.
Millward of Leinster Road, Ayresome, Middlesbrough, had denied dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, assaulting the cameraman and damaging his camera.
He didn't turn up at Teesside Crown Court for his trial but a jury unanimously found him guilty of all the charges. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.