'Dangerous offender' apprehended after police car chase through Sheffield suburb

A 'dangerous offender' has been apprehended after a police car chase through a Sheffield suburb.

Sunday, 24th January 2021, 4:46 pm

The man was caught by officers yesterday after he tried to escape on foot when a South Yorkshire Police squad car rammed his vehicle off the road.

Police said the vehicle, which had failed to stop when they asked it to, had been stolen in a burglary and both the driver and his passenger were arrested for a ‘whole host of offences’.

A spokesperson said the man’s arrest meant a ‘very dangerous driver and high risk offender’ was now in custody.

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Police rammed a stolen vehicle off the road in Crosspool on Saturday, January 23.

“He has been charged with a number of offences and subsequently remanded so won't be back out on the streets anytime soon,” they added.

Anyone who wants to report crime can do so by calling 999 in an emergency or 101 at all other times.

You can also report crime to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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