A TEEN has been jailed following a high-speed police chase through Southampton.

Addison Boyce raced through the city at speeds of up to 75mph.

Driving a silver Volkswagen Golf the “immature” 19-year-old jumped two sets of red lights and three give way signs.

After driving down a footpath he finally wedged his car between a tree and a bollard then fled from police on foot.

Boyce of Gilpin Close was found cowering under a bush before being arrested on November 15 last year.

Standing before Southampton Crown Court on Thursday he was jailed for 12-months and disqualified from driving for two-and-a-half years.

Boyce pleaded guilty to a string of offences including driving while disqualified, without insurance, without a valid licence, and dangerous driving.

On November 9 a neighbour spotted him “travelling at some speed” in Brinsley Close.

At the time Boyce was already disqualified from driving for previous convictions - knowing this the neighbour reported him.

Just as Boyce was leaving Brinsley Close, pictured below, he came head to head with a police car.

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He reversed his vehicle and dumped it on a driveway before fleeing the scene.

On November 11 Boyce was seen driving again - but this time a silver Volkswagen Golf.

Prosecutor Siobhan Linsley told the court how in the early hours of November 15 he failed to stop for police in Weston Shore.

He sped down Botley Road at 75mph, drove over a mini-roundabout and hurtled at speeds of up to 45mph through narrow residential roads.

When he finally reached a dead-end he rove down a footpath in Thornhill Park Road where he was arrested.

Boyce previously failed to appear at sentencing on May 20 claiming to have symptoms of coronavirus - a test later came back negative.

Judge Parker deemed the teen “immature” and given the “seriousness and sustained” nature of the incident said a custodial sentence was necessary.