The father of a mechanic jailed for ten months after leading police on a high-speed car chase has hit out at his sentence.

Ben Turner, 23, of Acorn Avenue, Halstead, was found by police hiding in a bush after reaching speeds of 105mph during a 20-minute chase.

He had panicked because he thought he was over the drink-drive limit, but a breathalyser test showed he was well below the limit.

Full story in today's Halstead Gazette.