180mph M6 Chase

33-year-old Ben Westwood has been given 9 years in jail for raiding a cash machine in Penn and a 180mph chase along the M6.

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180mph Getaway driver, full report

A getaway driver who tried to out-run a police helicopter at speeds of 180 miles per hour has been jailed for nine years. It's thought to be Britain's fastest ever car chase.

The judge told Ben Westwood that it was an atrocious piece of dangerous driving. Police say it's lucky he didn't kill someone.

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