This is the moment three men were arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase through York in a stolen car. 

Burglars broke into a home in Acomb in the early hours of December 2 last year stealing the keys of BMW 3 Series and an Audi TT that were parked outside.

Police later spotted the Audi near Poppleton and were led on a high-speed pursuit when it failed to stop for them.

The stolen car, which reached speeds of over 100mph despite heavy rain and surface water, drove on the wrong side of the road forcing other motorists to quickly move out of the way.

The pursuit ended when the Audi collided with a parked car.

The driver and the passengers fled the vehicle, but officers managed to arrest all three of the occupants.

The stolen BMW was found undamaged the following day.

The high-speed pursuit through York ended when the stolen Audi collided with a parked car

The three arrested men replied ‘no comment’ throughout police interviews but were later charged with aggravated vehicle taking and appeared at York Crown Court.

Nathan Terrance Adams, 27, from Northallerton, was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison and handed a four-year driving ban following his release.

Jordan Lawrence Ellerby, 24, from York, who is already serving a 38-month sentence for a commercial burglary, was sentenced to six months to be served consecutively.

The third arrested man was found not guilty after a trial.

Nathan Terrance Adams (left) and Jordan Lawrence Ellerby (right)

Adams also admitted another burglary that took place on May 18 this year, in which he stole the keys of a Volkswagen Golf GTI.

He was rumbled by the homeowner who came across him taking the keys in his kitchen.

Police say the man "who was built like The Rock" chased Adams down in just his boxer shorts.

Adams, who also admitted to committing other offences whilst on bail for talking the Audi, was later picked out at an identification parade by an eye-witness.

 

Speaking after the sentencing, Traffic Constable Mark Patterson of North Yorkshire Police’s Road Policing Group, who was involved in the pursuit said: “No-one was hurt in this case but the trauma of knowing someone has been in your house whilst your children are asleep upstairs can’t be underestimated – the impact of burglary is devastating and long lasting for victims.

“The sentence passed today reflects the seriousness of their crimes, showing absolutely no regard to the victims whose car they had stolen and the risk Adams placed other road users in, by driving so irresponsibly and dangerously that night to evade police.

“I hope that this outcome will provide some comfort to their victims in the knowledge that they are now behind bars for a long period of time.”