Police have shared footage of a terrifying police chase that saw a teenage driver lead police on a high-speed chase through several North Yorkshire villages. 

In the footage, North Yorkshire Police show a police car going after an Audi A3, which had failed to stop for police officers.

Just after 9am on Saturday, December 30 road policing officers spotted an Audi A3 on cloned registration plates in Stokesley, North Yorkshire.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it left the scene and evaded police officers.

A nine-minute pursuit followed through Stokesley, Tame Bridge and Hutton Rudby before joining the A19 southbound.

The driver exited the dual carriageway at Ingleby Arncliffe before driving off road and becoming stuck in the mud and colliding with a hedge.

Three occupants fled from the vehicle on foot and a short time later three men were arrested in connection with this incident. Two men were released with no further action taken against them.

The third man, a 19-year-old, was charged with failing to stop, dangerous driving, driving with no insurance and driving otherwise by a licence. 

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Officers were assisted throughout the pursuit and arrests by Cleveland Police’s Roads Policing Unit, Dog Unit and Firearms Support Unit.

He pleaded guilty to the offences and appeared at York Magistrates Court on Friday, March 22 where he was sentenced to a 24-month disqualification with an extended test requirement, 26-week imprisonment suspended for two years.

He also has to pay £239 in fines and costs and is also required unpaid work.