A reckless teenager has been captured on camera driving at terrifying speeds of up to of 100mph while leading police on an intense 30-minute chase.

In the shocking footage - which you can watch above - Reece Bannister put lives at risk as he drove at 100mph on the A1 and 90mph in a 30mph zone.

The 20-year-old also went through red lights and the wrong way on roundabouts as he travelled from Jarrow to Chester-le-street, Newcastle, in the dark.

The pursuit of Bannister's Vauxhall Corsa was twice abandoned by police as it was deemed too much of a risk to the public due to the high speeds he was going at, Chronicle Live reports.

The reckless teen, who had no licence or insurance, was only brought to a stop when police used a stinger device which burst his tyres, Newcastle Crown Court heard.

Reece Bannister

Judge Amanda Rippon said she was shocked by the "truly appalling" driving that put not only himself at risk, but also other drivers and pedestrians.

She said: "It's by the grace of something no-one was killed, not least him or the people working on the roadworks on the A1, or the police following him, or cars populated, no doubt, by families, children or babies. Also pedestrians.

"I'm shocked, the driving was truly appalling."

She told Bannister: "You put lives at risk, including your own.

"It's literally by the grace of something you are not sitting in front of me for causing the death of somebody.

The terrifying chase took place on November 11, last year. The court heard how Bannister went from Jarrow through Hebburn, Pelaw, Felling,  Gateshead, on to the A1 and to Chester-le-Street.

The 20-year-old, of Netherton Avenue, North Shields, North Tyneside, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, having no licence and having no insurance.

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He was sentenced to nine months, suspended for two years, with a six-month curfew and a 12-month driving ban.

Judge Rippon said she could suspend the sentence as she believes there is a chance he could be rehabilitated, but wants him to return to court in a month to review his progress.

Helen Towers, mitigating, said Bannister has ADHD and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and that driving helped alleviate his mental health problems.

She added that he was immature and was "indifferent" as to whether he killed himself.

Judge Rippon said: "If he decides to kill himself at the wheel of a car, that is perhaps one of the most dangerous, selfish, appalling acts."

Miss Towers said Bannister helps to look after his partner's young child and she is now pregnant with his baby, too.