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Police pursuit after car hit

October 9, 2021
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Teamwork led to police pursuing a car and making two arrests after reports of a fail-to-stop collision.

A car is reported to have been hit in St John’s Street, Mansfield before the suspects took off towards the town.

Whilst officers at the scene were making enquiries into the incident, which happened at around 3.15am on Saturday (9 October 2021), a vehicle was believed to driving dangerously along Quarry Lane. Officers in the area attempted to stop the vehicle, when it is reported that a high speed pursuit began.

The pursuit led them into Warsop Vale, where the car is believed to have lost control and crashed in Sookholme Lane.

Two men, aged 24 and 26, were found to have minor injuries. Officers are working to establish the driver of the car and both were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an incident and drink driving.

White powder was also recovered nearby and the 24-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a Class A substance.

Sergeant Kate Long, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “It is not only law, but a responsibility, to stop at the scene of an incident, and officers will pursue any reports of this nature.

“Thankfully only minor injuries were sustained, and officers were able to detain two men before any more potential danger was caused. Our job as officers is to keep people safe, and this especially includes on Nottinghamshire’s roads, and we hope these efforts show the dedication of officers and offer reassurance to the public.

“Officers continue their enquiries and we ask anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information, to get in touch on 101, quoting incident 131 of 9 October 2021.”

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