TWO Black Country men who raided a shop threw bottles at pursuing police officers as they made a speedy getaway through Dudley in a stolen car.

Daniel Spencer and Craig Smith loaded up their vehicle with cigarettes and spirits after breaking into KP Foods, in Beech Road, Kingswinford, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.

But people living near the shop quickly alerted police and officers were soon on the trail of the pair as they drove at speed through Himley and Sedgley.

At one stage the two men hurled bottles out of their stolen car towards the police vehicle, but the “dangerous” high speed chase finally came to an end in Sedgley when they were arrested.

Smith, 25, of Warsash Close, Wolverhampton, and 19-year-old Spencer, of Plascom Road, Wolverhampton, admitted burglary and aggravated vehicle taking.

Smith was locked up for two years by Judge Kristina Montgomery QC, while Spencer was given a 12 month jail term suspended for a year.

Walter Bealby, prosecuting, said the pair raided the shop on New Year’s Eve 2014 and they also got away with a quantity of cash.

Police soon spotted their Volkswagen Passat but it accelerated away after officers tried to flag them down, with the pursuit starting in Kingswinford and went along the A449 towards Wolverhampton.

At one point the lights on the Passat were switched off as the pair tried to evade capture, said Mr Bealby, and a number of glass bottles smashed into the road near the police vehicle.

Barristers defending the two men maintained that after clocking up a number of previous convictions they had been working hard to try and stay out of trouble with police.

Spencer was further disqualified from driving for two years by the Judge, told to obey a four month curfew order and to carry out 150 hours unpaid work in the community.