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Car stolen from Arnold was driven at over 100 mph before crashing into pedestrian crossing post in Woodthorpe


A stolen car being driven at speeds of over 100mph crashed into a pedestrian post in Woodthorpe.

Officers spotted the Renault Kajar in Mansfield Road, Daybrook, at 2.07am today (October 11) which had been reported stolen from Arnold yesterday.

The vehicle failed to stop for police and sped off toward Nottingham.

It was driven dangerously at speeds of over 100mph as police pursued the vehicle before it crashed into the pedestrian crossing post Mansfield Road..

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Three people abandoned the car and ran off, although officers detained one man, believed to be the driver.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for police, dangerous driving and theft of a motor vehicle.

He was also taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries were not serious and he has since been discharged and taken into custody.

Despite a search by the dog team and a drone, the two passengers were not located, but enquiries continue to establish their identities.

Sergeant Catherine Edwards said: “It’s fortunate that nobody was seriously injured in this collision after the car was driven dangerously, at high speeds, and collided with a post.

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“Officers had reacted quickly after seeing the stolen vehicle but sadly it did not stop and was driven off in a dangerous manner before crashing.

“The pursuing officers chased the occupants of the car on foot after they fled the vehicle and arrested one man, believed to be the driver.

“Enquiries are ongoing today and I would urged anyone who may know the identities of the two passengers, or has any information of footage of the incident to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information or dash-cam footage in the area at the time is urged to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 72 of 11 October 2020.

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