A MAN has been sentenced after driving dangerously while fleeing from police.

Mohammed Mansur, aged 22, was spotted by police driving a Volkswagen Golf along Topp Way in Bolton in the early hours of the morning on September 29.

He was pursued by police and flagged down.

However, after getting out of the vehicle to speak to police. Mansur then returned to the wheel and attempted to escape.

He sped along Turton Street driving on the wrong side of the road and through red lights.

Mansur then crashed into a tree but continued the chase by running from police on foot.

Judge Timothy Stead called his driving “outrageous”, highlighting that Mansur reached up to 80 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Bolton Crown Court was told that he had a “deliberate disregard for the safety of others”.

However, the judge also added that Mansur “was the only person to suffer because it was the car he owned that crashed.”

Due to the time of the offence, there were no pedestrians around and traffic was very light in the area around B&Q.

The court heard that Mansur admitted his guilt.

He also had no licence or insurance.

Mansur has 11 previous convictions including theft from a motor vehicle, mostly acquired as a youth.

Mansur was given a 10-month sentence sentence suspended for two years, 120 hours unpaid work and 15 days of rehabilitation activity.

He has also been disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for two years.

Mansur will have to undertake strenuous testing before he is allowed a licence.

The court also heard that his punishment for driving dangerously would have been far less harsh, had he not been “foolish” and fled the scene.

The judge warned Mansur that he was being lenient because of his young age. He said: “You have been given a chance. Prove that you mean it.”