Man jailed after two vehicle crash outside Cosmopolitan Hotel Leeds

A man has been jailed for dangerous driving after two vehicles smashed through railings near Call Lane on a busy Saturday night.

Thursday, 3rd October 2019, 17:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd October 2019, 17:29 pm
A crack was left in a window of the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

Diners and pedestrians in the city centre had a lucky escape after the incident involving a car and an Uber on Saturday September 28.Both vehicles hit the railings at the bottom of Lower Briggate at the same time, around 8pm.

The railings and an advertising sign were completely destroyed, with a window on the corner of the Cosmopolitan also cracked.

The driver of the car, Leon Randall, was arrested after the crash.

The Uber was towed away at around 9pm on Saturday.

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Randall, 33, of Wilson Road in Wyke, Bradford, was charged with dangerous driving and no insurance.

Appearing at Leeds Magistrates Court on Monday, Randall was jailed for 26 weeks for dangerous driving.

He was also handed a driving ban until he passes an extended test.

The offence of driving with no insurance was withdrawn.