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Speeding Cromer driver banned for a year after early morning police chase

PUBLISHED: 15:53 23 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:53 23 October 2017

Norwich Crown Court. Photo by Adrian Judd  for EDP.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo by Adrian Judd for EDP.

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A father who was caught speeding in north Norfolk after an early morning police chase has been banned from driving for a year.

Liam Cottingham, 25, from Victoria Heights in Cromer, was spotted by officers in the town and pursued on June 17 at 1.20pm, at speeds in excess of 90mph.

He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on October 23.

Some 50 hours of unpaid work were added to an existing 250-hour long community order, given to Cottingham for battery offences.

Prosecuting, Martin Ivory said officers chased Cottingham, who drove the wrong side of a pedestrian bollard in his BMW after overtaking a car.

No-one was injured.

Mitigating, Oliver Haswell said Cottingham was “worth another chance”.

Sentencing, Judge Maureen Bacon QC said Cottingham had been doing “stupid , panic driving”.

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