Speeding motorcyclist knocked off bike by police after pulling wheelies during chase

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Dramatic footage showed the moment a speeding motorcyclist was knocked off his bike by police following a high-speed pursuit.

A police aircraft had spotted Joe Onley, 23, riding recklessly in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, on 15 April last year.

A video showed him travelling at high speeds while pulling wheelies, spinning his rear tire and dangerously overtaking other vehicles.

Onley then sped away when he saw a police car following him, before leading officers on a dangerous 20-mile chase.

Guided by the crew of the aircraft, officers finally caught up with him in Kelham, where he attempted a U-turn and mounted a pavement.

Footage showed him colliding with an unmarked police car, sending him sprawling to the ground, before he made an attempt to get away on foot.

He then vaulted a fence and dived over a hedge before running through the grounds of a farm.

Onley, who was uninsured and riding on false plates, was arrested after a short foot chase and detained by officers on the ground.

Onley, of Hucknall, later admitted to dangerous driving, driving without insurance, and fraudulently using a registration mark.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday, he was handed a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

He was also ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid work, ordered to pay £350 in costs, and was disqualified from driving for two years.

PC Sarah Clifton, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was an appalling display of riding that could easily have ended in tragedy.

“Onley not only put himself in danger on that day, but also every other road user.

"His behaviour was utterly inexcusable, and I am pleased he has now been held to account.”

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