AN UNINSURED driver has been found guilty of leading police on a high-speed car chase through Oxford.

Connor Buckley, of Nuffield Close, Bicester, denied being behind the wheel of his father’s car as it ‘dangerously’ tried to evade police when caught speeding near the junction of Five Mile Drive and Banbury Road.

Oxford Crown Court heard how the silver Ford Mondeo tore through Summertown with police in pursuit on March 17.

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The jury were told how the high-speed chase unfolded after the car initially slowed to 5mph on Banbury Road when police put on their blue emergency lights behind him.

However, Buckley then sped off through the city, forcing one pedestrian to dive out of the road before police stopped their pursuit for public safety.

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The 22-year-old, who took to the stand today, denied being the driver although admitted being in the car with three other friends at the time.

Buckley told the jurors that he had been on a night out in Oxford, returned to Bicester to pick something up and then was on his way back to Oxford to continue his night out.

Jurors also heard that Mr Buckley had ADHD, autism and Tourette's syndrome, and had previously held a driving licence but this was suspended for medical reasons.

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A jury took three hours and 19 minutes to find Buckley guilty of dangerous driving this afternoon.

He subsequently pleaded guilty to driving without a licence or insurance.

Buckley is due to be sentenced on August 2 and in the interim he has been disqualified from driving.