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Albanian migrant is jailed over 110mph police chase

An Albanian migrant who arrived in Britain in a rubber boat is going through deportation after being jailed for 13 months for main police on a terrifying 110mph chase.

Lirdi Ruta, 19, collided with one other automobile and ran a number of purple lights as he tried to evade officers for 33 miles.

The teenager, who didn’t have a driving licence or insurance coverage, took off when police tried to cease him at Ashley Heath close to Bournemouth on August 22 final 12 months as a result of he had hashish on him.

He raced by way of the cities of Verwood, Wimborne and Poole earlier than he was lastly stopped on the A338 close to to the place the chase began.

Bournemouth Crown Court heard Ruta got here to the UK in a dinghy in 2022 and lived in Bournemouth for some time earlier than shifting to Cambridge. He lodged an asylum declare however this didn’t meet the required threshold for consideration, MailOnline understands. 

Lirdi Ruta, 19, collided with another car and ran several red lights as he tried to evade officers for 33 miles

Lirdi Ruta, 19, collided with one other automobile and ran a number of purple lights as he tried to evade officers for 33 miles

Tim Dracass, defending, stated Ruta was ‘ambivalent whether or not he stays right here or returns to Albania’.

The Home Secretary has an obligation to make a deportation order in respect of non-British or Irish residents who’ve been convicted of an offence within the UK and sentenced to not less than 12 months’ imprisonment, until sure exceptions apply. 

Ruta pleaded responsible to harmful driving, driving with out a licence or insurance coverage and possession of a Class B drug.

Recorder Don Tait stated: ‘This was an appalling piece of driving. Because you had hashish, you tried to evade the police. This resulted in a 33-mile pursuit, typically on slim nation lanes.

‘You did not cease at a variety of purple site visitors lights, you dedicated a number of site visitors violations and also you collided with one other car.

‘The velocity of the car you have been driving was recorded as as much as 110mph. It’s extraordinarily lucky that one other street person was not injured due to your driving or nonetheless worse, they may have been killed.

‘The pre-sentence report describes you as being a excessive threat to the English public, I can’t however agree with that evaluation.

‘You have been on this nation illegally and I’ve not been suggested as to what actions the authority intend to take so far as your presence on this nation is worried.

Bournemouth Crown Court heard Ruta came to the UK in a dinghy in 2022 and lived in Bournemouth for a while before moving to Cambridge

Bournemouth Crown Court heard Ruta got here to the UK in a dinghy in 2022 and lived in Bournemouth for some time earlier than shifting to Cambridge 

‘You had no driving licence and no insurance coverage. I contemplate this to be a foul instance of harmful driving over an prolonged distance and in an endeavour to flee pursuing cops. They would even have been put in danger by your driving.’

He sentenced Ruta to 13 months in jail and disqualified him from driving for 3 years and ordered the destruction of the 64g of hashish.

More than 5,000 migrants have crossed the Channel to Britain already this 12 months, together with 791 over the Easter weekend. 

The Home Office not too long ago revealed a £100,000 advert marketing campaign that goals to steer folks in nations together with Albania to not come to the UK illegally.

The first wave of on-line advertisements will goal Albania, Iraq, Egypt and Vietnam, with plans to introduce them in Turkey and India. 

But it was rubbished by migration campaigners, who referred to as it ‘toy city tinkering’.

More than 13,600 Albanians reached Britain by small boat in 2022 however final 12 months the quantity fell by 90 per cent.

A Home Office spokesperson stated: ‘Any overseas nationwide who’s convicted of against the law and given a jail sentence is taken into account for deportation on the earliest alternative.’