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Armed police officers ‘box’ vehicle after high-speed pursuit through Nottingham

Police charged one suspect and arrested two more after a car chase across Nottingham.

Officers responded after spotting a vehicle driving at speed on the A610 Nuthall Road.

This happened around 3.30am on Sunday (2 June), with a pursuit then taking place around the Nottingham ring road.

The suspected stolen vehicle was driven through red lights and towards oncoming traffic, while it also collided with a police car.

A box manoeuvre was then used by officers from the Armed Policing team in Valley Road, Basford, to stop the car and bring the pursuit to an end shortly afterwards.

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Suspect Sean Hood would go on to be charged with a range of offences, including dangerous driving, and drink-driving.

Hood, of no fixed address, was also charged with assaulting an emergency worker, criminal damage, driving without a licence, and driving without insurance.

The 36-year-old appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday (3 June), where he was remanded in custody.

He will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 24 June 2024.

Two other suspects – a 21-year-old man and a 26-year-old man – were also arrested at the scene on suspicion of stealing a motor vehicle.

Sergeant Mat Crabtree, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are committed as a force to keeping our roads safe, so will look to respond robustly to any road user deemed to be putting this safety at risk.

“Dangerous driving can lead to catastrophic consequences, that are felt not just by those who are physically injured as a result, but by their families and friends too.

“We clearly don’t want to see this happen, so will always look to bring these vehicles to a safe stop and put those suspected of being responsible for dangerous driving before the courts.”

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