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Two men jailed after robbing taxi driver at gunpoint and leading police on chase

Two men who robbed a taxi driver at gunpoint before leading police on a dangerous pursuit have been jailed.

32-year-old Daniel Cousins and Mihlali Jekwa who is 22 were caught and arrested by armed officers following the attack in Peterborough.

Cousins approached the vehicle and launched a flurry of punches towards the victim's face while shouting 'give me all of your money'.

Meanwhile, Jekwa approached the passenger-side window and showed the victim a black pistol, shouting 'give me the money or I'll kill you'.

The victim got out and Cousins and Jekwa got in and drove off taking with them the victim's mobile phone, PDA system and more than £200.

Police chasing the car through Peterborough Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A passing motorcyclist stopped to help the bloodied victim and police were called. Seven minutes later, an officer spotted the stolen vehicle, driven by Cousins, speeding along Bourges Boulevard.

The officer tried to stop the vehicle as it approached Fullbridge Road roundabout but the driver continued through the centre of Peterborough at more than twice the legal speed limit, with more officers joining the pursuit.

As the car approached Malborne Way, officers deployed a stinger, causing Cousins to lose control and hit a lamp-post.

Jekwa has been jailed for six-and-a-half years and Cousins five years.

"These men have caused a significant amount of stress to the victim, leaving him beaten, with no car or means to call for help. Thankfully, the irresponsible actions of Cousins and Jekwa that followed didn't result in further injuries. They won't be free to harm anyone for a long time."

– DC Mark Clapham