VIDEO: Watch as criminal abandons moving car in 'monstrous' police chase in Yorkshire

THIS is the moment a criminal abandons his moving car and runs from police at the end of a dangerous chase through south Leeds.

The abandoned car - and the fleeing driver
The abandoned car - and the fleeing driver

Daimon Hick was locked up over the "monstrous" piece of driving in which he came close to a collision with two pedestrians as he went through a red lights.

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Hick also put the lives of other road users in danger by driving in the opposite lane of a dual carriageway and mounting grass verges and pavements.

The abandoned car - and the fleeing driver

The 26-year-old was locked up for 14 months over the incident which happened on March 6 this year.

Police began following Hick on the Ring Road, near to the White Rose Centre, as they became concerned about his driving.

Leeds Crown Court was shown police camera footage of Hick driving along Dewsbury Road before turning left onto Old Lane.

Vehicles had to take evasive action as Hick drove on the wrong side of the road.

The police chase in progress as the car (the red Vauxhall) makes its escape

Hick reached 80mph in a 30mph area and went through a red light at a pedestrian crossing.

Two pedestrians, one with a walking stick, had to step out of the way of Hick's Vauxhall Astra.

Hick, 26, put more drivers in danger as he drove the wrong way on a roundabout onto Town Street.

The chase through Leeds reached 80mph

Hick, who had a female passenger, headed back onto the Ring Road, where he drove in the opposite carriageway before crossing a central reservation.

Police managed to keep up with Hick's vehicle as he turned left onto Churwell Hill.

Hick abandoned the vehicle on a grass banking and ran off into a housing estate pursued by officers.

He was found in possession of cannabis when he was arrested.

Hick, of Dulverton Place, Cottingley, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, possession of cannabis, driving without insurance and driving without a licence

He was previous convictions for vehicle offences

Jailing Hick, Recorder Simon Eckersley said: "You drove once again in a breathtakingly disgraceful fashion.

"This was a monstrous piece of driving."

Hick was also banned from driving for three years, seven months.