British Rider Who Escaped Police After 3-Hour Pursuit Arrested

Mr. Gavin Collett running the red light, riding without a helmet 1 photo
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Only days ago, the police in Brighton, UK, were involved in a GTA-like pursuit that had no less than seven cars and two helicopters deployed in an attempt to catch a motorcycle rider. Only a few days after the spectacular chase, the cops tracked down the culprit and brought him to justice.
On March 10, a Suzuki GSX-R rider later identified as Gavin Collett started a pursuit that lasted for around three hours and which involved a massive force deployment. The motorcyclist rode at high speed through Sussex and finally managed to escape on foot in a commercial area in Brighton.

The chase began at around 2:30 pm, after the GSX-R rider was spotted doing north of 100 mph (160 km/h) on the A24 highway. Just over one hour into the chase, the Suzuki rider crashed, but did not sustain injuries, being, in fact, able to get back on the bike and continue to flee the cops even without wearing a helmet.

A second helicopter was deployed to replace the initial one, and the chase carried on. Mr. Collett headed for Brighton, running red lights and riding on the pavement, finally crashing again at the entrance to a shopping mall in Brighton.

He escaped on foot into the mall, where he discarded his jacket and was, therefore, able to get lost in the crowd, escaping the police once more.

The cops' investigative efforts paid off, and the perpetrator was identified and tracked down

The police searched the shopping center for an hour or so, visordown reports, and then an investigation was started locally. After analyzing video surveillance data, police managed to identify the culprit.

He was later arrested in Fratton, some 50 miles (80 km) east of Brighton, also on the southern English coast. Unemployed Mr. Collett, 32, will appear in court today, facing "two counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident, dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance." The day doesn't look good for Mr. Collett, does it?

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