Man arrested after police car rammed in Bestwood Village during pursuit

 Man arrested after police car rammed in Bestwood Village during pursuit

PICTURED: The police car after being rammed in Bestwood Village

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Police have arrested a 26-year-old man after their vehicle was rammed by a truck in Bestwood Village during a pursuit.

An Operation Reacher car was on patrol in Bestwood when officers spotted a vehicle of interest at around 5.05pm yesterday (Tuesday 26 November).

The Ford Transit tipper truck failed to stop for officers and was followed from Queens Bower Road, through the Bestwood and Top Valley areas to Moor Road, Bestwood Village.

The vehicle then rammed the police car as the occupants tried to evade capture – causing front end damage to the police car (pictured). The officers were unhurt. 

A transit truck taken away by Police

The tipper truck was then abandoned on a footpath and three men ran off toward the Bestwood Mill Lakes area.

Following a short foot chase, one man, aged 26, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failure to stop, driving without insurance or a driving licence and possession of cannabis, and remains in custody today. The vehicle was seized by police. 

Enquiries are continuing to trace further people in connection with the incident and anyone with information or dash-cam footage that could help the enquiry is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 596 of 26 November 2019. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

For more information about the work of Operation Reacher, visit the Force’s Bestwood and Top Valley Facebook Page.

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