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August 23, 2012

Video: Police chase getaway driver at 180mph

A British police helicopter struggled to keep the driver in view during a "white knuckle" getaway chase

Kidderminster Shuttle

A getaway driver who hit 180mph in a powerful Audi RS5 stolen in a raid on a house in Stourport as a police helicopter struggled to keep him in view during a terrifying chase has been jailed for a total of nine years.

Gang leader Benjamin Westwood sped off in the rare car — one of only two in the country — after he and his accomplices failed to burn open an ATM cash machine on a garage wall.

What followed was described as a "white knuckle ride" by Recorder Nigel Baker QC along the M6, with Westwood going so fast pursuing police patrol cars could not catch up with the high performance Audi.

Full story: Video: Police chase getaway driver at 180mph

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