Video: Police chase getaway driver at 180mph
A British police helicopter struggled to keep the driver in view during a "white knuckle" getaway chase
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.
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