A man has been charged with dangerous driving after a dramatic five mile police chase.

Joseph Gordon, 35, of Foxtail Close, Gloucester, was arrested at Zoons Court, Hucclecote, on March 4.

Police had earlier received numerous calls about Gordon's van being driven on the wrong side of the A417 at Birdlip at speed.

He was subsequently charged with dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen for analysis and appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates court on March 6.

There, he admitted failing to provide a blood specimen to police and he indicated that he will also be pleading guilty to dangerous driving of a Renault Trafic van between Swindon and Gloucester on the A417.

He will be sentenced at Gloucester Crown Court on March 21.

Gordon was remanded in custody after making no application for bail.