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Arrest after police pursuit in Mansfield


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A police pursuit led to the arrest of a 32-year-old man in Mansfield yesterday (Sunday 12 January 2020).

Officers attended Southwell Road at around 5.50 pm after Automatic Number Plate Recognition alerted them to a Ford Mondeo driving without insurance.

Police said: ‘When they arrived, the Mondeo failed to stop and a brief police pursuit followed, resulting in the car crashing in Oak Tree Lane.’

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Nottinghamshire Police swiftly arrested the driver, who suffered injuries in the crash. He remains in hospital receiving treatment for injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

The man was arrested on suspicion of failure to stop, driving without insurance, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with this incident.

He was also arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm in connection with a report of an assault in Mansfield in March 2019 and on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs in connection with the recovery of drugs from a property in Ollerton.

Detective Sergeant Ricky Ellis, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Police pursuits are incredibly dangerous and our highly-trained officers do a magnificent job to bring them to the safest possible conclusion.

“We thoroughly investigate reports of any crime that threaten public safety and endeavour to ensure that appropriate action is taken against those believed to be responsible.”

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