Attempted burglary of a Sheffield scrap metal yard leads to a police chase through two counties

Cops from South Yorkshire and Derbyshire worked together with the police dogs to catch a motorist wanted for an attempted burglary of a scrap metal yard in Sheffield.

Sunday, 21st February 2021, 2:37 pm

The chase started at around 1:30am on Saturday, February 20, when a Fiesta failed to stop for South Yorkshire Police following reports of an attempted burglary at a scrap metal yard in Old Lane, Halfway.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “This led to a police pursuit through the Halfway, Renishaw and Killamarsh areas.

"Officers disabled the car in Rotherham Road and the driver attempted to flee on foot.“A short time later, a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary.”

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Derbyshire Roads Police picked up the chase when the car crossed the border.

An RPU spokesperson said on Twitter: “We were waiting with stinger which was successful. The driver was 'detained' by a police dog and arrested for dangerous driving, and being unfit through drink/drugs and possession of drugs.”

SYP's Operational Support Unit added it was great team work and said: “A protracted pursuit last night, dipping in & out of S.Yorks & Derbyshire.

“Excellent pursuit driving by our TPAC drivers with a cracking sting by Derbyshire Rods Policing Unit and support from our district cops and it was PD Vinnie who then took down the male as he fled on foot.”Enquires are still ongoing say South Yorkshire Police and anyone with any information about the attempted burglary should call 101 or Crimestoppers to report information annomyously on 0800 555 111.