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Toddler Found in Car After 40 Mile Police Chase 'Hysterical'
A three-year-old girl was "hysterical'' when she was found in the back of a South Yorkshire drug dealer's car after it was stopped following a 40-mile long, 150mph police chase, officers have said.
Police have described their shock when they found the child after they stopped Thomas Birkbeck's Audi A4 at Boston Spa, in North Yorkshire, following a chase up the A1(M) to Scotch Corner and then back down the opposite carriageway.
Helicopter footage of the pursuit shows how the car collided with several vehicles on the motorway as it swerved from lane to lane.
Birkbeck, 31, from Dinnington, South Yorkshire, appeared before a judge at York Crown Court on Friday and was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison, North Yorkshire Police confirmed.
His car sped off from officers after it was first stopped near Catterick on May 17. A large amount of cannabis was found in the vehicle when it was stopped again after the high-speed pursuit.
The officers involved took to Twitter after the incident to explain how they used Tactical Pursuit And Containment (TPAC) techniques to box in the car and bring it to a halt.
Birkbeck admitted dangerous driving and other offences, including possessing cannabis with intent to supply.
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