A man who led police on a chase through roads in Bradley has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.

Adam Hamilton, 21, appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to charges of dangerous driving and using a vehicle without insurance.

The court heard that the incident happened shortly before 1am on December 5.

Police were travelling along Colne Bridge Road in Bradley when they saw a Vauxhall Vectra with four male occupants.

The officers decided to follow and stop the car for a documents check but the vehicle turned onto Keldregate and speeded up.

Bill Astin, prosecuting, said: “The vehicle overtook another vehicle on the wrong side of the road in excess of the 30mph speed limit.

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“It was bouncing along and the driver was clearly not in control of it.”

Hamilton increased his speed to 55mph as he headed from Deighton Road onto Bradley Boulevard where he failed to slow to give way at a junction.

Mr Astin said that during the chase one vehicle had to take evasive action to avoid a collision.

The incident came to an end following a short foot pursuit after Hamilton stopped the car, flung open the driver’s door and ran off.

Deputy District Judge James Hatton told Hamilton, of Stuart Place in Bradley, that the case was too serious for him to deal with.

He committed Hatton to Leeds Crown Court for sentencing on May 26 and imposed an interim driving ban.