Police dashcam captures dramatic stolen bus chase

Three men caused £10,000 in damages on joyride in Telford

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Police dashcam captures dramatic stolen bus chase

Shocking footage has been released of a man driving a stolen bus through red lights on the wrong side of the road in Shropshire.

Police in pursuit of the bus captured the incident on their dashcam.

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Three men were on the bus - driver John Burton, 38, Simon Loveland, 39, and Thomas Tibbs, 21 - which was also seen driving around a roundabout the wrong way and jumping kerbs.

All three men pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking.





Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how the bus reached speeds of 50mph as it was chased by a police helicopter and patrol cars, causing £10,000 of damage on its way, reports the Shropshire Star.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Burton, who had 37 previous convictions, was sentenced to 14 months for theft of the bus and disqualified from driving for 13 months.

Mr Loveland, who had 31 previous convictions, was sentenced to 12 months and disqualified from driving for 18 months, while Mr Tibbs, who had one previous conviction, was jailed for six months.

The incident occurred at around 9.40pm on 31 March, but police have only just released video of the incident.

The joyriders were only stopped after police used a spiked strip stinger to burst the tyres.


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