A MAN was found in a back garden bush after leading police on a car chase.

Officers received intelligence that a stolen Ford Focus was travelling on the A259 in Lancing on Friday evening.

“Officers pursued the stolen vehicle along Old Shoreham Road, onto the A283 and then to the High Tree’s roundabout in Bramber where the driver got out of the car.

Police searched the area and found 19-year-old Oltjan Mici hiding in a bush in a nearby back garden.

Mici, of Pasture Road in Lewisham was arrested and charged with dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, driving a vehicle which had been taken without the owner’s consent, actual bodily harm and two counts of driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on today.