A Bolton man led police on three high speed chases – and on the last pursuit was found to have drugs stuffed up his bottom.

Mobeen Ali was pursued by police on October 2021 and in June and September last year.

Bolton Crown Court heard he was found with almost 100 wraps of drugs stuffed up his bottom after the last pursuit.

Ali was spotted on October 22, 2021 in a Vauxhall Astra on Lever Street, Bolton.

He sped off and led  police on a chase which it ended up on the A666.

Ali was clocked doing 66mph in the 50mph zone.

It went through red lights before finally stopping on Mill Street.

On June 13 last year Ali, who had been banned from driving, was spotted in a BMW Heywood Street, Bury just before midnight.

He sped off from police and crashed with a Seat Ibiza and was arrested.

But on September 12 this year he was spotted in an Audi A3 on Kenworth Road, Bolton, and sped off again.

He collided with a van before being detained by police.

While driving he had thrown a knife out of the window.

Bill Mackintosh, prosecuting, said: “He was searched and found to have a Nokia phone, a cannabis grinder, £220 in cash.

“In his bottom there were small wraps.

“There were 62 wraps of crack cocaine weighing 6.97 grammes.

“There were 32 wraps of heroin, weighing 9.67 grammes.

“They had a total value of £2,080.”

He was also found to have cannabis for personal use on him.

Ali, from Crescent Road, Bolton, appeared in court to be sentenced after admitting three counts of dangerous driving, two counts of driving while disqualified and with no insurance, possession with intent to supply of heroin and cocaine, possession of cannabis and possession of a weapon.

Laura Broome, defending, said he was had been asked to leave the family home at the age of 19 by his father.

She added: “These were relatively short pursuits, all lasting no more than a few minutes, he has not reached the high speeds the courts often see in these cases.”

She also said “naivety” had led to him taking the drugs and had “no influence on those higher up the chain.”

Recorder Nicholas Clarke KC said: “These cases are so serious that a custodial sentence is inevitable.”

He jailed the 21-year-old for three years and banned him from the roads for two years and eighteen months to account for the time he will spend in custody.