Teen driver in high-speed police chase handed community order and unpaid work

A teenage girl who led police on a high-speed pursuit through a Cambridgeshire village told officers she "wanted to kick herself" after being arrested.

Shanice Lamb, 18, was given a 12-month community order, 180 hours of unpaid work and a 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement after pleading guilty to driving without insurance and dangerous driving.

She sped off when officers tried to pull her over in Fenstanton on 2 August 2019.

Lamb, of Holme Crescent in Biggleswade, proceeded to drive at up to twice the 30mph speed limit, swerving around cars and driving on the wrong side of the road.

At one point she stopped after crashing into some wheelie bins, but as an officer got out to apprehend her Lamb's Vauxhall Corsa raced off again.

Cambridgeshire Police have released dashcam footage of the pursuit

Police found the car abandoned 15 minutes later, but Lamb had left her driving license, a bank card belonging to a member of her family and an iPhone.

A search of the area led officers to Lamb and two men, who she claimed in a police interview had "egged her on" because they had cannabis on them.

According to Cambridgeshire Police, the teenager apologised and said she "wanted to kick herself" over her actions.