Saif arrested after being fled from court


MANCHESTER: A student who drove away from court in Manchester just moments after he was banned from the road by a judge over a crash has been arrested, Manchester Online has reported.

Saif Shaikh, 20, was pictured by the Manchester Evening News walking out of Manchester Crown Court and getting straight into his Volkswagen Polo GTI on Wednesday afternoon.

It followed a hearing at which he pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving. The case was adjourned ahead of sentencing but Shaikh was banned from driving by judge Timothy Smith in the interim.

Police have confirmed that Shaikh was arrested by West Yorkshire Police in Bradford. His vehicle was also seized. GMP Traffic Unit tweeted on Wednesday night to confirm the arrest.

Shaikh, originally from Bradford, was driving the same black Polo when it collided with a woman on Upper Brook Street on November 18 last year. The court heard the woman was visiting her son, who is in permanent care at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Shaikh, who has no previous convictions, is due to be sentenced on June 14.