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Stingers and dogs deployed after 100 mph pursuit through Nottingham

Stingers had to be used to bring a speeding car to a stop before a suspect was arrested after running from the scene.

Officers were called to the Arnold area just after midnight this morning (28 May) after receiving intelligence suggesting a car was being driven by a disqualified driver.

After attempting to stop the suspect vehicle, the driver is understood to have then sped away from police and was clocked by officers as travelling over 100mph at one stage.

Stingers were then deployed by officers on Calverton Road to slow the car down, before it was eventually brought to a stop and abandoned on Smithy Crescent.

A short foot chase is understood to have then taken place, with police dogs used to track down the suspect within minutes.

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A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without insurance, and possession of a bladed article.

He remains in police custody.

Sergeant Sue Farren, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a great example of teamwork, with colleagues from different departments including our police dogs team all playing a part in us locating, detaining and arresting a suspect.

“It is testament to the skill and professionalism of everyone involved that this incident was brought to a swift conclusion without anyone being seriously hurt.

“The safety of people across Nottinghamshire, including users of our roads, is our top priority as a force, which is why we will always act quickly to stop anyone deemed to be driving dangerously or over the speed limit on our streets.

“Our enquiries are still ongoing into this incident, so we’d ask anyone with any information that could assist us with our investigation to call police on 101, quoting incident 7 of 28 May 2022.”

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