A MAN has been charged with a long list of offences after a stolen car led police on a high-speed chase.

Officers were called to Colebrook Close in Worthing on Saturday evening following reports an address had been broken into.

It was claimed that car keys had been taken and used to steal a Vauxhall Astra which was parked outside.

The car was spotted minutes later by patrolling officers on the A27 at nearby Lyons Farm.

Police signalled for the driver to stop but they failed to do so, instead speeding eastward towards Brighton.

Police gave chase and the car was brought to a halt in Devil’s Dyke Road, Hove, more than ten miles away.

James McDonagh, of no fixed address, has been charged with ten offences following the incident.

The unemployed 38-year-old will stand accused of driving a motor vehicle dangerously, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, driving while above the legal alcohol limit, failing to provide a specimen for analysis, theft of a motor vehicle, burglary and theft, affray and two counts of attempting to assault a person occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court today.

A 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of burglary in the aftermath of the chase has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.