A SPEEDING driver who crashed into a wall and phone box during a police chase while on bail for drug dealing has been locked up for two-and-a-half years.

Asif Iqbal, 19, was at the wheel of a white VW Golf when he lost control of it during the pursuit around the middle of Keighley at 3.20am on March 16 last year.

He pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking, with dangerous driving, and having no licence or insurance.

Iqbal, and co-accused Hameed Khalifa, 30, admitted possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply on December 22, 2014. Iqbal also pleaded guilty to possession of £340 as criminal property.

He was sent to a young offender institution for 27 months for the drugs offences and three months, to run consecutively, for aggravated vehicle taking, and banned from driving for 12 months.

Khalifa, who had a previous conviction for dealing in class A drugs, was jailed for four years.

The men, both of Devonshire Street, Keighley, were caught street dealing in the town from an Audi car, prosecutor Camille Morland told Bradford Crown Court today.

Iqbal, the front passenger, tried to flee on foot but was apprehended.

Police seized 22 wraps of heroin and 96 wraps of crack cocaine from the vehicle, along with the cash.

Miss Morland said Iqbal's phone contained incriminating texts.

While Iqbal was on police bail, he was spotted by the police in Keighley "taking a strange route through the town".

He sped off when ordered to stop and drove dangerously in Devonshire Street, North Street and Spencer Street, before hitting a wall and crashing into a phone box in Belgrave Road.

Yunus Valli, barrister for Iqbal, said he was 18 at the time and had no relevant previous convictions.

"He is truly fearful of the outcome and he is a young man with a lot ahead of him," Mr Valli said.

Iqbal did voluntary work and was from a very respectable local family.

In mitigation for Khalifa, the court was told that he was foolishly driving that day to pay for a stolen television set. He was in full time work and had a wife in Pakistan.

Judge Mark Savill told the men: "You were in it together, driving about selling drugs."

He said they were peddling death and misery on the streets that day.