Motorcyclist sought after high-speed chase arrested

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A man has been arrested and charged with a number of driving offences following an extensive police search for a motorcyclist seen speeding across parts of Sussex on Thursday (March 10).

Officers arrested a 32-year-old man in Fratton, Hampshire, on Sunday (March 13).

Gavin Collett, unemployed, of Bramber Road, Broadwater, was subsequently charged with two counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident, dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.

Mr Collett will appear before Crawley Magistrate’s Court today (March 14).

He was first spotted driving more than 100mph on the A24 southbound between Broadbridge Heath and Findon at around 2.37pm.

Police said he crashed in Offington Drive, Worthing, at the junction of the A27 at about 3.40pm before jumping back on his bike, ditching his helmet and making his way along the A27, via Durrington, to Shoreham.

He was then traced riding along Dyke Road Avenue, into Brighton city centre and down to Brighton Pier, before heading west to Portslade.

Police said he circled Brighton again before crashing for a second time at the barriers to the Churchill Square car park at about 4.54pm.

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