Watch the moment a drug dealer swore at a police helicopter as he tried to avoid being captured in car chase

Shocking video shows the moment Slah Hassine swore at the helicopter out of his car window as he realised he was being tracked

A drug dealer who was filmed swearing at a police helicopter during a car chase as he tried to evade capture, has been jailed.

Slah Hassine, 51, tried to escape the police on October 15 this year in a black BMW which was full of cocaine.

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How the police chase unfolded

He was banned from the road and had no insurance when he was spotted by officers.

They turned on their sirens and blue lights in a bid to stop the car in its tracks, and the car pulled over.

When an officer tried to speak to him, he abruptly reversed the vehicle and sped off.

More specialist cops were called in to help look for it from a helicopter and eventually it was traced to a road in Brighton.

Shocking video shows the moment Hassine swore at the helicopter out of his car window as he realised he was being tracked.

He then tried to abruptly reverse before driving over a traffic island and bollard in a bid to escape police cars, but was eventually detained.

What Hassine was sentenced to

Six bags of cocaine were found on him alongside burner phones and documents showing he was banned from driving.

The dealer, from Burgess Hill in West Sussex, admitted possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply, being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug, dangerous driving, failure to stop, driving without a licence, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance at Lewes Crown Court last month.

He was jailed for three years and eight months, banned from the road for three years and three months, which will include 17 months when he is due to be out on licence.

‘His behaviour behind the wheel was appalling’

After the hearing, Detective Sergeant Duncan Lloyd said: “Hassine put the safety of other road users at risk when he drove dangerously through Brighton to evade arrest.

“His behaviour behind the wheel was appalling. But when presented with the evidence of his actions in court he had no choice but to plead guilty.

“This conviction has ensured that drugs supply in Sussex has been disrupted and a dangerous driver has been taken off our roads.”

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