Teenager tasered by police jailed

A teenager who was tasered by Sussex Police after a high speed pursuit has been jailed.

Connor Mackay was convicted after a silver Mercedes A-Class, which was believed to have been stolen, activated an Automatic Number Plate Recognition camera on the A27.

The car was pursued by police and was monitored driving at speeds in excess of 100mph in a 30mph zone. The car was also witnessed performing a series of dangerous manoeuvres such as driving through red lights before the vehicle was dumped in Preston Park.

Officers gave chase to the two young men who were inside the vehicle. A 16 year-old boy was quickly detained by police. The second suspect, Connor Mackay, ignored orders to stop and appeared to pick up a rock and turn towards the officers. He was subsequently tasered and detained.

Following treatment from paramedics Connor was then arrested.

Connor was recalled to prison as he was found to have breached the terms of his licence in relation to a burglary conviction in Brighton from June 2018.

the 16 year old was released without charge due to insufficient evidence.

Connor was sentenced to 22 months' imprisonment in a Young Offender Institution and disqualified from driving for 35 months from the date of release. He was convicted of dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving with no insurance on 4th of March 2019.