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Drug dealer on a motorbike flies over handlebars in high-speed pursuit

A drug dealer flew over his handlebars after leading cops on a high-speed chase on his motorbike.

Jack Quick was spotted riding through Church Warsop shortly after police received intelligence of drug activity in the area.

When officers pulled up alongside the unsuspecting rider as he queued at a junction, he panicked and bolted off into the distance.

Despite multiple requests to pull over, Quick refused to slow down and dangerously weaved in and out of traffic, as officers pursued him from a safe distance.

At one stage, the 26-year-old swerved to avoid an oncoming car and mounted the pavement on a blind corner while still travelling at speed.

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After making one final attempt to lose the pursuing officers on Sandy Lane, Quick failed to brake in time as he approached another junction.

While the rider narrowly managed to avoid a van travelling along Birkland Avenue, he was then flung straight over the handlebars and into a bush.

After miraculously managing to avoid injury, Quick got up and tried to run away but was soon caught by officers to end the chase on 10 September 2020.

It then became clear why he’d tried to get away when officers seized his backpack, which had 40 wraps of cannabis inside it.

After being arrested at the scene, a search of Quick’s house led to the discovery of a large quantity of cash, as well as more cannabis and some ‘burner’ phones.

Having pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and possession with intent to supply Class B drugs, Quick appeared before Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Tuesday (30 August).

Carrying out sentencing, Recorder Michael Auty QC, said: “Both the matters you’re here for today are very serious.

“Some people think that cannabis is harmless drug, but you wouldn’t need to sit where I do for very long before you realise that those people are fools.

“The dangerous driving was also appalling and nearly led to you killing yourself, while you could’ve quite easily killed someone else as well.”

Quick, of Larch Avenue, Mansfield, was handed an 18-month sentence, suspended for two years.

He must also carry out 150 hours of unpaid work, 10 rehabilitation activity requirement days, and has also been disqualified from driving for two years.

Police Constable Josh Martin, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Quick’s driving that day was completely unacceptable and isn’t something that should ever be replicated on our roads.

“As the judge rightly said, his actions could’ve quite easily resulted in both him and other road users being seriously injured.

“Likewise, the idea cannabis doesn’t harm anyone and that selling it is a victimless crime is an absolute myth and couldn’t be further from the truth.

“Cannabis can cause irreparable damage to people’s mental health, while production of cannabis often has links to wider organised criminality, which ruins people’s lives.

“There is no excuse for anyone to deal drugs on our streets and we as a force are committed to rooting out this kind of behaviour from our communities.”

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