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Bulwell: 63-year-old arrested after police pursuit ends in collision

A suspect was arrested in Bulwell after police stopped a car that tried to speed away from them.

Response officers were driving through the Bulwell area when they turned onto Ridgeway Walk and found themselves behind a car that was moving very slowly.

The vehicle then accelerated away and was driven at high speed through a residential area.

At that point, the vehicle then suddenly accelerated away from the police, with a short pursuit taking place in which it was seen to travel at around 50mph through a 30mph zone.

During the pursuit, which started at around 1.20am on Thursday (12 October), the driver collided with multiple kerbs, before eventually losing control and coming to a stop in Old Farm Road.

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A 63-year-old man was subsequently arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving, drug-driving and failing to stop.

After being taken into custody, a search was then carried out of the man, which led to multiple wraps of suspected crack cocaine, quantities of cash and a ‘burner’ style phone all being seized.

Following this discovery, the suspect was additionally arrested for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

PC Jeremy Beard, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“Thanks to the superior driving skills of the officers involved, nobody was injured on this occasion, although this could’ve quite easily been different.

“Our officers were also able to recover a quantity of suspected crack cocaine that was consistent with drugs supply, so this turned-out to be a good result all round.

“While we have arrested a suspect in connection with this incident, our inquiries are still ongoing, so we’d ask anyone who saw what happened, or has any other information, to call us on 101, quoting 23 of 12 October 2023, or report it anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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