THIS is the moment that drug gang boss Jamie Oldroyd led police on a chase through the streets of Warrington while driving a £30,000 dune buggy.

The 29-year-old, from Latchford, has been jailed for 14 years and three months after plotting to traffic hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of cocaine across the country.

Members of his drugs racket – and that of criminal ally Simpson, the man behind a £20million shipment of cocaine which was seized on the M6 – were handed 120 years behind bars in total.

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Jamie Oldroyd

Oldroyd, of Rennie Drive, was also convicted of dangerous driving after ramming a pedestrian with his £30k dune buggy.

Cheshire Police have now released video footage of a road chase with officers leading up to the incident.

Patrol cars attempted to stop Oldroyd at around 3.30pm on Tuesday, July 18 2017, due to the manner of his driving.

But he failed to stop for officers, and is captured on video speeding off along Station Road South in Padgate.

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Dashcam footage of the police chase on Station Road South

Seconds after the clip, the cocaine baron began driving on the kerb outside Christ Church CE Primary School - having sped past young pupils at speeds in excess of 40mph.

When a member of the public attempted to box Oldroyd in, he rammed the Good Samaritan with his luxury vehicle.

During the course of Operation Dreadnought, a 14-month covert investigation by police that led to his downfall, the drug lord was observed driving a total of 17 different high value cars.

He was also arrested by armed police while driving on London Road in Appleton in April last year in scenes described by eyewitnesses as being 'like something out of a movie'.

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Oldroyd being arrested by armed police on London Road

His fleet of motors, kept in a compound near to his home, was also trashed by dealers higher up the chain with whom he had racked up massive debts.

And Oldroyd hid behind the façade of being a successful businessman, running Culcheth-based Pro Lease Vehicle Hire – which was endorsed on Instagram by minor celebrities including Made in Chelsea’s Sam Thompson, Myles Barnett from the Only Way is Essex and former Love Island contestant Frankie Foster.

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Sam Thompson posing on Instagram with a Mercedes sourced by Pro Lease

A police source told the Warrington Guardian: “Jamie Oldroyd had been involved in drugs for a good period of time, but he escalated himself to be a multi-kilo national supplier of cocaine alongside Jamie Simpson.

“For young lads in Warrington, seeing Oldroyd and his criminal associates driving around in brand new Mercs with cash to spare was a massive negative influence on them.

“They aspired to this lifestyle and the material possessions that came with it.

“For us to take them down sends out a clear message that crime doesn’t pay.

“While Jamie Oldroyd put himself at the top of this criminal enterprise, we didn’t catch him with any drugs.

“Young Warrington lads, many from good families, were the ones taking all the risks and Oldroyd thought he was safe driving around in flash cars.

“But you would have to be blind not to notice his behaviour on the streets of Warrington and the crime he was involved in.”