A disqualified motorist who drove at speeds of up to 135mph and rammed a police car on the M20 has been jailed.

Kane McLeod was sentenced following a high-speed police pursuit in 2021, which led to the recovery of a loaded firearm.

On the evening of 10 April 2021, proactive patrols spotted a suspicious Audi A7 on the M25 near the Darenth Interchange. Officers followed the vehicle onto the M20 coastbound, where the driver accelerated to speeds of 135mph before coming to a stop when requested.

Kane McLeod - DESKTOP
Kane McLeod

A second patrol car boxed McLeod in before he rammed it back onto the live carriageway, and fled the scene.

Following another high-speed pursuit, the Audi was brought to a stop at the top of the M20 Junction 5 slip road near Aylesford.


McLeod made off on foot with a black bag, into bushes surrounding the roundabout, where he was arrested.

Officers recovered the bag and seized a handgun. After searching the vehicle, they also found a small quantity of drugs.

McLeod was charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause alarm or distress, possessing a firearm when prohibited for life, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, and possession of cannabis. He pleaded guilty to all charges at Maidstone Crown Court.

McLeod, from Derby, appeared before the same court on 17 May 2023, where he was sentenced to five years and eleven months’ imprisonment. He was also disqualified from driving seven years and ten months, and will be required to do an extended test once that time elapses.

The 32-year-old was also sentenced for offences in London at the same hearing and must serve an additional two years and ten months, bringing his total time behind bars to seven years and nine months.

By Ed

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