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Black Country brothers threw iron bars and bottles at police during chase

By John Scott | Smethwick | Crime | Published:

Two brothers have been locked up after leading police on a four-mile chase while hurling iron bars, bottles and other items at the pursuing patrol car.

Police chased Daniel and Tyrone Sadler for four miles

Banned 26-year-old driver Daniel Sadler was behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Meriva taken from outside the home of his girlfriend without her knowledge, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.

Police spotted the vehicle being driven through Netherton and tried unsuccessfully to get it to stop at around 9.30am on April 16.

But Sadler accelerated into the distance with his brother Tyrone, aged 27, sitting beside him while the car sped through residential streets at 70 mph in a 30 zone, said Miss Joanne Barker, prosecuting.

The Vauxhall overtook cars at a junction, went through a red light, drove onto the pavement and travelled the wrong way round a traffic island as Tyrone threw items onto the road in a bid to slow down the police car.

Then Sadler drove the wrong way down the carriageway into the path of oncoming traffic forcing other motorists to take evasive action as the police abandoned the pursuit because it had become too dangerous.

£2,000 damage

They kept watch on the Vauxhall from a distance as it turned through a No Entry sign and saw doors open as the two occupants prepared to jump out but the vehicle suddenly veered onto the pavement and crashed into the garage door of a house in Meadow Road, Quinton, causing £2,000 worth of damage.

The two men fled on foot but Tyrone was quickly caught and found to be in possession of cannabis. His brother was discovered hiding nearby, the court heard.

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Mr Ekwall Tiwana, representing Daniel said: "He makes no excuses but he is a father of two children aged three and five and it is time for him to grow up. He is at a crossroads in his life and has to make better choices."

Mr Andrew Baker, defending Tyrone, declared: "It was an impetuous and impromptu act when he started randomly throwing items out of the car but nobody was injured."

Daniel from Thompson Gardens, Smethwick admitted dangerous driving and driving while disqualified. He was jailed for 14 months and banned from driving for three years on release.

Tyrone of The Oval, Smethwick pleaded guilty to causing danger to road users, possession of herbal cannabis and using a car without insurance in Meadow Road, Quinton. He was sent to prison for nine months.

John Scott

By John Scott
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