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Calverton: Driver caught after high-speed police pursuit

A driver who tried evade arrest and outrun police after being spotted, followed, and caught following a pursuit.

Sergeant James Carrington and his team were out in Calverton when he spotted a car that went past him which raised suspicion.

Sgt Carrington activated his blue lights for the driver of the Leon Seat Cupra to stop but they failed to do so which sparked an authorised pursuit around Calverton.

He said:

“The vehicle reached speeds of more than twice the limit and was being driven dangerously in residential areas, ignoring other road users and pedestrians in the village. I managed to keep it in my sights as other police units scrambled to my aid.

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“I got my man as he abandoned the car in Carrington Lane and ran from the vehicle. With the assistance of the other officers on my team and a roads policing unit he was grabbed emerging on Mansfield Lane on foot.

“The irony of him getting caught in Carrington Lane, by Sgt Carrington, wasn’t lost on me!”

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop following the pursuit which took place around 8pm on Friday (3 November 2023).

The car was also seized while police continued with their inquiries.

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