Watch as Yorkshire drug dealer asks for his mum after police chase

A Doncaster drug dealer asked for his mum after a police chase while being handcuffed.

South Yorkshire Police have released the footage of 23-year-old Ryan Nisbet's arrest. He drove a stolen vehicle recklessly down narrow streets before being apprehended by pursuing officers.

While on mobile patrol in Wath-upon-Dearne in Rotherham, an officer's attention was drawn to a Ford Fiesta suspected of displaying false number plates. After following the car to a garage, Ryan Nisbet, who was driving the vehicle at the time, made off at speed.

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He ignored calls to pull over and instead led officers on a 70mph pursuit down a 30mph road. Nisbet also drove 50mph down a narrow street with parked cars before crashing the vehicle and trying to escape on foot.

Officers were able to track Nisbet and apprehend him as he tried to climb over a fence near Moor Road. “I weren’t driving!” says Nisbet while police corner him.

While being handcuffed, Nisbet squealed: “I’m sorry! Can I ring my mum, please?!” During his arrest, Nisbet, of Armthorpe Road, Intake, later admitted to having drugs in his possession and said that he'd been paid to drive the stolen vehicle.

Ryan Nisbet at the moment he was cornered by police
Ryan Nisbet at the moment he was cornered by police -Credit:SYP

Stan Bentley, 25, of Stuart Street, Thurnscoe, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested by another officer after fleeing in another direction, with both brought into custody. Nisbet's phone was seized, with analysis showing damning evidence that he had been involved in the supply of illegal drugs.

Temporary Detective Inspector Laura Procter, from Doncaster's Operation Fortify team, which tackles serious violent crime and organised criminality across the county, said:

"Nisbet's version of events just didn't add up. When he was first arrested, he claimed he wasn’t driving the vehicle but he later said that he'd been paid to drive it instead.

"He admitted to having drugs in his possession and a drugs expert concluded that the amounts recovered far exceeded what would be considered 'personal use'.

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Ryan Nisbet -Credit:SYP

"The pursuit of the vehicle led to the arrest and prosecution of two drug dealers who I'm pleased are now behind bars after being given custodial sentences.

"A lot of hard work went into this case, with meticulous forensic enquiries, drug testing and video compilations all helping to secure charges against these two individuals.

"We won't tolerate the supply of drugs in Doncaster and South Yorkshire, and we will continue to pursue those who deal illegal substances in our county."

Nisbet was jailed for a total of three and a half years on Friday (June 7) at Sheffield Crown Court after pleading guilty to aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving, being concerned in the supply of cocaine, possession with intent to supply cocaine and possession of cannabis.

He has been disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for three years and three months, with a judge also ordering that the drugs seized be forfeited and destroyed.

Bentley was jailed for a total of five-and-a-half years at the same court after being sentenced in relation to this case and other drug offences on a separate indictment.

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