Drug dealer caught after 70mph police chase asked officers ‘can I just have a moment to cry eyes out?’ when he realised he was finally going to prison


Luke Phillips of Clanthorpe, Hull, was arrested for leading police officers on a high speed pursuit through north Hull.

21-year-old drove at speeds of 70mph through the Orchard Park and north Hull estates as he attempted to avoid being arrested by police.

He drove the wrong way down one way streets and ran through a red light where he narrowly avoided hitting a pedestrian.

Phillips, who at the time of his offence was serving suspended jail sentence after he was convicted in April of possessing cocaine with intent to supply, was caught after he abandoned the car .

He asked police officers,’can I just have a moment to cry eyes out’, knowing that he would be heading to prison as he had breached the suspended sentence he received just months earlier.

‘I have got a one-year-old. I’m going to prison. I only got the car to make some cash and look what’s happened,’ he said.

Prosecutor, Phillip Evans, told Hull Crown Court the high speed chase broke out after officers in an unmarked car spotted Phillips, driving a Renault Megane, cut in front of another vehicle in Hall Road on August 16.

He said: ‘They saw the defendant pulling across a vehicle in front of the police car and turning into Arram Grove.

‘The car in which the defendant’s vehicle pulled in front of had to brake. The officers wanted to stop the Renault Megane in order to give him some advice about his driving, however, the vehicle sped off and engaged in a desperate attempt to avoid the attention of the police car.’

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