PICTURED: Man charged following three hour high speed Sussex pursuit appears in court

Gavin Collett appeared at Crawley Magistrates' Court. Photo by Eddie Mitchell
Gavin Collett appeared at Crawley Magistrates' Court. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

A man charged with numerous driving offences after police spent more than three hours pursuing a motorcyclist alleged to be driving at more than 100mph through parts of Horsham, Worthing and Brighton, has appeared in court today.

Gavin Collett, unemployed, of Bramber Road, Broadwater, Worthing, appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ this morning (Monday March 14) charged with two counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident, dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.

The 32-year-old was arrested in Fratton, Hampshire, on Sunday (March 13), Sussex Police said.

Police spent more than three hours pursuing a motorcyclist on Thursday (March 10) after a man was seen speeding through parts of Sussex.

He was first spotted driving more than 100mph on the A24 southbound between Broadbridge Heath and Findon at around 2.37pm.

Police said he crashed in Offington Drive, Worthing, at the junction of the A27 at about 3.40pm before jumping back on his bike, ditching his helmet and making his way along the A27, via Durrington, to Shoreham.

He was then traced riding along Dyke Road Avenue, into Brighton city centre and down to Brighton Pier, before heading west to Portslade.

Police said he circled Brighton again before crashing for a second time at the barriers to the Churchill Square car park at about 4.54pm.

Collett was remanded in custody at Crawley Magistrates’ Court.

He is due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on April 12.

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