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The family of a man who died in a car crash after a police pursuit has been awarded £20,000 in compensation.
Lee Lewis, a 22 year-old father of one, had stolen a silver Ford Fiesta from another property and did not have a driving licence. Additionally, Mr Lewis had taken amphetamines, as well as a can of beer, before he took the car.
Police officers followed the man when he was seen driving without lights on and a car chase started after the young man failed to stop.
The chase lasted for 12 miles and ended when Mr Lewis smashed his car into a wall on the A48.
After the crash, five police drivers were given written warnings - as they did not heed orders to stop following the driver before he crashed.
Peter Howell, the man's grandfather, described Mr Lewis as a lovable rogue before saying: "They didn't even get a speeding fine, this isn't justice".
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