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Man jailed for 115mph police chase following suspected Norwich burglary

Isaiah Eghobamien was sentenced to a year in a young offenders institution after pleading guilty to dangerous driving on Wednesday, May 30, at Cambridge Crown Court. Photo: Cambridgeshire Police

Isaiah Eghobamien was sentenced to a year in a young offenders institution after pleading guilty to dangerous driving on Wednesday, May 30, at Cambridge Crown Court. Photo: Cambridgeshire Police

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A dangerous driver narrowly avoided being hit by a train as he tried to evade police.

Isaiah Eghobamien led officers on a high-speed chase through Norfolk and into Cambridgeshire before crashing at Six Mile Bottom.

Police footage shows the 20-year-old swerve past a level crossing barrier seconds before the arrival of an oncoming train in Fulbourn.

At one point, he drives the wrong way up a slip road onto the A11 after overtaking an ambulance responding to an emergency.

The pursuit, which followed on from a suspected burglary in Norwich, saw Eghobamien reach speeds of 115mph on April 25.

Police footage showing a high-speed police chase through Norfolk and into Cambridgshire as burglary suspects tried to escape. Photo: Cambridgeshire PolicePolice footage showing a high-speed police chase through Norfolk and into Cambridgshire as burglary suspects tried to escape. Photo: Cambridgeshire Police

But it ended when he lost control of his vehicle while attempting to turn at more than 100mph on a slip road off the A11.

Eghobamien, of Allerton Road, Borehamwood, was seriously injured in the crash - along with five other passengers.

He was sentenced to a year in a young offenders’ institution after pleading guilty to dangerous driving on Wednesday, May 30, at Cambridge Crown Court.

He was also disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to take an extended driving test.

Police footage showing a high-speed police chase through Norfolk and into Cambridgshire as burglary suspects tried to escape. Photo: Cambridgeshire PolicePolice footage showing a high-speed police chase through Norfolk and into Cambridgshire as burglary suspects tried to escape. Photo: Cambridgeshire Police

Sgt Mark Dollard said: “Eghobamien failed to stop for police and avoided a serious rail collision by literally seconds.

“His driving was persistently dangerous, risking not only his life and the lives of his passengers, but other road users as well.

“He is lucky to be alive and will now be able to reflect on his actions and serve as a warning to others that failing to stop for police can have serious consequences.”

The pursuit took place after Norfolk Police were called to a suspected burglary in Norwich on April 25.

Police footage captures the moment a dangerous driver narrowly avoids being hit by a train as he tries to evade police. Photo: Cambridgeshire PolicePolice footage captures the moment a dangerous driver narrowly avoids being hit by a train as he tries to evade police. Photo: Cambridgeshire Police

Norfolk Police said at the time that suspects fled the scene in a black Mercedes C200. The vehicle was located on the A11 heading southbound towards Suffolk.

Officers continued to follow the vehicle towards Newmarket, westbound on the A14.

The vehicle later crashed at the junction of the A1304 and A11 at Six Mile Bottom at around 10.35pm. Six people were injured.

A Norfolk police spokesman said an investigation was ongoing.

Police footage showing a high-speed police chase through Norfolk and into Cambridgshire as burglary suspects tried to escape. Photo: Cambridgeshire PolicePolice footage showing a high-speed police chase through Norfolk and into Cambridgshire as burglary suspects tried to escape. Photo: Cambridgeshire Police

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said its investigation into the actions of Norfolk and Suffolk police was ongoing.

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