A drug dealer who rammed into a police car during a high speed chase through the city centre was caught with a stash of class A drugs.
Jamie Crawley was described as a "good boy" by his mum, despite the fact he injured two officers during the chase, on the afternoon of 16 January, 2018.
Shocking footage shows the moment Crawley sped through the city centre and Toxteth, missing pedestrians by inches and smashing into a taxi, before bolting from police on foot.
The 20-year-old appeared back in Liverpool Crown Court today, July 2, after officers found a stash of cocaine and cannabis at his home on Springvale Close in Kirkby.
Michael Stephenson, prosecuting, said Crawley and his mum were both present at the address when officers carried out a search warrant three months after the road chase incident, on March 5 2019.
During the search 5.18g of cocaine - with an estimated value of between £206 and £518 was discovered, along with clear plastic bags, scales, Benzocaine and a small quantity of cannabis.
Mr Stephenson, prosecuting, said Crawley had denied possession with intent to supply throughout and made it clear that he had the cocaine for his own use.
The court heard how Crawley's previous offences included breaching a community order, imposed for possessing cannabis with intent to supply in 2017.
He was sentenced to 16 months in prison in September 2019, for assault causing actual bodily harm and dangerous driving, after he left two police officers injured during a high speed chase through the city centre.
Crawley who was behind the wheel of a suspected stolen Ford Fiesta, spotted two unmarked police cars trying to box him in on Victoria Street, in the city centre, and accelerated away on the afternoon of 16 January, 2018.
When he was finally cornered in the car-park of Renshaw's factory, on Crown Street, near Liverpool Women's Hospital, he reversed a Ford Fiesta into the Merseyside Police patrol car three times, giving both officers whiplash.
Speaking in Liverpool Crown Court at the time, his distraught mum, Terri Crawley, was allowed to address a judge and said through tears: "He is sorry. He comes from a really good home. I swear I will spend the rest of my life helping and looking after my son and moving him in the right direction.
"He's a good boy, it was two years ago and [he] was going through such a lot at the time. He was attacked, he was stabbed four times and his dad was going to prison."
Judge Sophie McKone, sentencing in 2019, expressed sympathy, but told the teenager his crimes were too serious for a suspended sentence.
He was sent to a young offender's institute for 11 months for the 2018 case with five months added on for the 2017 drugs offences.
But on 20 May, he was granted bail and on 1 June he was released.
Brendan Carville, defending, told Liverpool Crown Court today, how Crawley was currently living at a resident hostel in Aigburth.
Sentencing, Judge Brian Cummings QC, said if Crawley had been sentenced for count one - possession with intent to supply - "you would be going to prison for a significant amount of time but that is not the case."
He was handed an 18 month community order and 80 hours of unpaid work, on two counts of possession of a controlled drug.