Driver jailed after ramming police car in stolen Fiat after chase on M1 and A428

Repeat offender jailed for 12 months

Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, 9:55 am

A driver who rammed a police vehicle trying to escape in a stolen car following a dramatic chase has been jailed for a year.

Haydn Cannon pinged number plate recognition cameras on the M1 on June 6 while driving a Fiat Punto stolen from Cambridgeshire.

According to police reports, Cannon drove the wrong way around a roundabout on the A428 near West Haddon, then collided with another vehicle.

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Haydn Cannon was sentenced to 52 weeks after admitting dangerous driving and failing to stop in a stolen car in West Haddon earlier this month

Officers eventually boxed in the Punto and arrested the 28-year-old after he attempted to escape by ramming into a police car.

Cannon, whose address was given as Brickstead Road, Peterborough, admitted dangerous driving, failing to stop and having no licence nor insurance at a court hearing on June 8.

Magistrates sentenced him to 52 weeks in prison, ruling the offences were aggravated by a record of previous offending.

He was also disqualified for a year and told to pay a total of £241 surcharge to fund victim services and prosecution costs.

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