CHRIS KAMARA was caught up in a police chase on Thursday night time after a suspected automotive thief hid within the Sky Sports activities pundit’s backyard.
The person reportedly drive the fallacious means down the M1, earlier than abandoning his car and operating throughout the motorway at round 11.10pm.
A manhunt ensued after the perpetrator first didn’t cease for officers close to Leeds, earlier than driving down the fallacious facet of the carriageway.
The 24-year-old ended up stumbling into Kamara’s backyard in Wakefield, earlier than he was ultimately apprehended by the drive.
Kamara took to Twitter to specific his due to the police. He mentioned: “The Police get a kicking every so often however the place could be with out them.
“Apprehended a suspect who drove the fallacious means down the M1 & then hid in my backyard very late final night time.
“Due to them no one bought damage “
To which the West York Police jokingly commented again saying: “Unbelievable Jeff – glad we could possibly be of help.”
The accused was arrested on suspicion of failing to cease for police, harmful driving, suspicion of theft of a motorized vehicle and driving over the prescribed alcohol restrict.
In an announcement, the police mentioned of the incident: “Officers sighted a silver colored Audi A3 within the Tingley space of Leeds that didn’t cease when requested to take action.
“The car was pursued by Dewsbury and in direction of the M1 motorway. The car was pushed down the fallacious facet of the M1 carriageway earlier than the motive force deserted the car and made off on foot throughout the close by motorway verge.”
Earlier than including: “The car is believed to have been stolen from the South Yorkshire space.”
This is not the primary time the ex-Leeds and Middlesbrough has had a run in with the legislation earlier than, having beforehand chased down a thief on the streets of Brazil in the course of the 2014 World Cup.