Man Jailed After 40 Mile M6 Police Chase With Stolen Caravan

2 April 2019, 17:07

Steven Beeson

A Walsall man who was pursued by police on the M6 while towing a stolen caravan has been jailed.

Officers from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) were alerted to a Mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck towing a caravan, both of which had been stolen and on false plates, travelling on the A34 northbound towards Trentham at around 4:40am on Friday 22 June 2018.

A pursuit began when the vehicle failed to stop for officers, with the truck and caravan almost colliding with a lorry at the entrance to junction 15 on the M6 southbound, before speeding through roadworks until it was finally stopped at Hilton Park Services near Junction 11.

Steven Beeson, 40, from Wednesbury Road, Walsall, was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on 26 March to 20 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to driving whilst disqualified and theft of a caravan. Beeson was also disqualified from driving for three years with a requirement of an extended test to re-qualify.

PC Andrew Sigley, from the Central Motorway Police Group, said: "Beeson demonstrated some very dangerous driving and was lucky he did not cause a collision with another motorist. The excellent work by our pursuit team meant we were able to bring this reckless behaviour to a safe end."