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Jailed after 30min high speed chase in Fenland

freddie shepherd jailed in fenland

Published by Chris Craddock at 5:43am 14th June 2018. (Updated at 6:40am 14th June 2018)

A man who led Cambridgeshire Police on a high speed chase through Fenland has been jailed.

Freddie Shepherd reached speeds of 50mph in a 30mph village and forced two other cars off the road during the incident.

Officers also found the 43-year-old had two knuckle dusters and a small knife after he crashed and was arrested.

 

car crashed after police chase in fenland
shepherd's vehicle after the car chase

 

It all happened back on 30th March when an officer spotted Shepherd who was wanted for other offences.

But the suspect refused to stop when the officer turned on his blue lights.

During the 30 minute chase - Shepherd also rammed the police dog unit that was following him which had 14-month-old Police Dog Kevin inside.

Thankfully neither Kevin or his handler PC Blake were hurt.

 

car crashed after police chase in fenland
shepherd put people in danger with his reckless driving

 

Shepherd eventually crashed into a telegraph pole.

He was arrested along with his passenger who was a woman in her 20s and both were taken to the QEH.

Detective Constable Chris Smith said:

"His manner of driving fell far below that of a competent driver and was on a number of occasions very dangerous, ramming a police car, travelling at high speed in a built up area, crossing gardens and failing to stop.

"Shepherd showed a blatant disregard for law enforcement and despite being given multiple opportunities to stop and end the pursuit he continually put people in danger to facilitate his escape and evade been arrested."

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