The Canterbury Hub

Latest news from CCCU's Journalism course


Watch: Shocking footage shows East Malling man driving three times the speed limit

This is the shocking moment an East Malling man drove at three times the speed limit through residential and town centre roads in East and West Malling.

19-year-old Jordan McGrath-Coulstock, of Carnation Crescent, East Malling was filmed driving at 60mph down West Malling High Street.

The driver can be seen driving recklessly along country lanes, and at one point nearly hits two cyclists travelling in the opposite direction.

A stinger was used to stop the teenager – who had already been disqualified from driving and had no licence – but the reckless man continued to drive after his tiers were blown out.

Read more: Kent Police issue warning as victims lose over £2m to Coronavirus scams

McGrath-Coulstock admitted dangerous driving, three counts of driving while disqualified and three counts of driving without insurance.

He was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court to 54 weeks imprisonment on Monday 20 April.

Lives endangered

Sergeant Ben Brennan, from Kent Police’s Roads Policing Unit, said: “McGrath-Coulstock has repeatedly shown himself to be incapable of abiding by the most basic practices of good driving and in doing so, he endangered many lives.

“Despite regular previous engagement with Kent Police, and for reasons only known to him, he persisted with his poor and reckless manner of driving.

“His imprisonment means a significant threat to public safety is now off the roads and I hope he uses his time in custody to reflect upon his senseless behaviour and consider changing his ways.”