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Man arrested following police pursuit through Bishop Middleham

October 15, 2014, 5:12 pm

A man has been arrested after a car he was driving lost control on the outskirts of Bishop Middleham yesterday, following a short pursuit by police.

Durham Police were alerted to an incident at filling station in Thinford in the early hours of Tuesday 14th October, where a vehicle made a sharp exit without paying for fuel.

The Black VW Polo had been stolen earlier from a property in Spennymoor.

The vehicles details were circulated and a short time later was spotted by an unmarked police car. The unmarked police vehicle followed the offending vehicle and co-ordinated other resources as to the location and direction of travel.

After a short police pursuit the vehicle was abandoned and a pursuit took place on foot.

Inspector Ed Turner from the Cleveland and Durham Special Operations Unit said, “Following a short pursuit, a 21 year man from the Shildon area was detained and arrested or offences including a dwelling burglary, aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving, failure to stop, no insurance and no licence. This man was remanded in custody.”

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