A jockey arrested for urinating in a Ryedale street was involved in a high-speed chase minutes after being released on bail, Pickering magistrates heard.

Kevin Michael Prendergast was chased through rural villages at speeds more than 80mph before finally "losing" police officers near Kirkbymoorside.

Officers had chased him because they suspected he was a banned driver.

During his arrest for urinating in Wheelgate, Malton, officers told Prendergast they suspected him of being disqualified, but he denied owning a car.

After releasing him on bail officers used Malton's CCTV cameras to watch him and Prendergast - who it later turned out had not been banned - climbed in his car and drove off. Officers decided to pursue him and became involved in a chase.

Prendergast, 22, from Town Farm Close, Kirkbymoorside, admitted offences of driving without due care and attention, of failing to stop, and urinating in a public place.

Magistrates fined him £350 and banned him from driving for 12 months.

Nick Tubbs, mitigating, said Prendergast fully understood the seriousness of his actions.