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Rugby star Scott Moore jailed for fighting off police who Tasered him SIX times after 150mph high speed chase

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 06/03/2018 Martin Coulter
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A rugby player who fought off police officers - despite being Tasered SIX times- has been jailed for 23 months.

Former rugby league star Scott Moore was repeatedly hit with the 50,000 volt stun gun after being pursued by police in a 150mph car chase.

Officers are said to have struggled with the 15 stone hooker for almost an hour before he grabbed the Taser himself, yelling: "You're getting it now."

a man in a red shirt: Scott Moore. © The Independent Scott Moore. One officer fought with him while another struck him repeatedly. Following another final struggle, Moore was detained. 

The defendant, of Ranworth Drive, Lowton, Greater Manchester, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and three counts of assault.

He was jailed for one year and 11 months on Tuesday and disqualified from driving for two years.

Still from Greater Manchester Police handout footage of Scott Moore (left) being pursued by two police officers, as the rugby player has been jailed at Bolton Crown Court after pleading guilty to dangerous driving and three counts of assault. © Press Association Still from Greater Manchester Police handout footage of Scott Moore (left) being pursued by two police officers, as the rugby player has been jailed at Bolton Crown Court after pleading guilty to dangerous driving and three counts of assault. Dashcam footage shows Moore's Mercedes overtaking a lorry at around 100mph on a stretch of roadworks - which had a speed limit of 30mph - before continuing to accelerate along the A580 at speeds of more than 150mph.

Moore then sped into a housing estate in Leigh, collided with the wall of a house, causing extensive damage to both the wall and vehicle.

The pursuit continued until it reached a dead end on Arrow Street but as one officer went to arrest the suspect, Moore elbowed him and he ran off.

Undated Greater Manchester Police handout photo of Scott Moore, a rugby player who has been jailed at Bolton Crown Court after pleading guilty to dangerous driving and three counts of assault. © Press Association Undated Greater Manchester Police handout photo of Scott Moore, a rugby player who has been jailed at Bolton Crown Court after pleading guilty to dangerous driving and three counts of assault. Detective Constable Lynsey Watson-Perry, of GMP's Wigan borough, said: "In all their careers, the officers at the scene had never been so scared nor witnessed such a violent individual that had so much strength to fight"

"Moore knew exactly what he was doing, using his size and experience on the rugby field to evade officers in a desperate struggle that threatened both the safety of officers and innocent members of the public.

"Whatever level of force he is used to displaying on the pitch, this was not a game - people's lives were in danger and an officer had to undergo surgery.

Scott Moore, Castleford Tigers © Press Association Scott Moore, Castleford Tigers "I am satisfied that now Moore has been taken away from the society he posed a threat to, he is facing the consequences of his crimes."

Moore last played for the Bradford Bulls before being released at the end of last season.

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