Police dashcam captures horrific smash

A car chase in Bolton almost ended in disaster, after a car smashed into the wall of a house at a staggering 80mph. Captured on a police car's dashcam, the chase was a high-octane thrill ride through a residential area – as the 20-year-old driver took risk after risk to escape the police.

The Peugeot 206 had three passengers in it, as well as the driver, and drove at up to 90mph through areas of Bolton during the chase.

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After losing control, the Peugeot dramatically span out, smashing into the front of a house. It caused £24,000 of damage to three properties, and a further £6,000 to three parked cars.

Miraculously, none of the occupants of the Peugeot were injured, with all three walking away unharmed.

Judge Clayson, presiding, told the car's driver: "You could have killed yourself and another three people at least. I find it astonishing that no one was seriously injured."

He sentenced the driver to 12 months in a young offenders institution, suspended for two years. The man will also carry out 200 hours of unpaid work, and 50 days of rehabilitation activities. In addition, he's been banned from driving for four years and will have to take an extended retest.

"I want to make sure that when you leave this court building you don't think you have got away with it – you haven't," Judge Clayson said.

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