Driver's 100mph chase through city was 'moment of madness' caused in part by lockdown stress

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A dangerous driver sped through Leicester city centre at 100mph in a "moment of madness" caused in part by not being able to work during lockdown, a court heard.

Officers on patrol began pursuing Marcus Marshall after they saw him driving "at speed" in Burleys Way, in the city centre, and then overtaking on the bend of Burleys Flyover.

Twenty-six-year-old Marshall also "narrowly missed" a pedestrian when heading at 90mph towards the city centre, and went the wrong way round a roundabout, the city's crown court was told.

"The police were trying to pursue him at 100mph when he went through red lights at a crossing," Brian Outhwaite, prosecuting, added.

Marshall's VW Passat continued onto St Matthew's estate, only slowing in Ottawa Road to allow a passenger to flee.

"He reversed, with the door still open, and was in a collision with a police car," the prosecutor said.

"The defendant

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