Driver hunted after crashing car following abandoned police chase in Rotherham

A manhunt is under way for a motorist who crashed a car following an abandoned police chase in Rotherham.

Friday, 17th May 2019, 07:54 am
The driver of this car is wanted by South Yorkshire Police following a crash after an abandoned police chase in Rotherham

The police chase was mounted after the man, who was behind the wheel of a Volvo V50, failed to stop for roads policing officers in Maltby on Monday.

The driver of this car is wanted by South Yorkshire Police following a crash after an abandoned police chase in Rotherham

South Yorkshire Police said the car sped off but officers abandoned the pursuit when it entered a housing estate, where children were playing in the street.

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In a Facebook post, the force said: “As our officers are trained to constantly and dynamically risk assess all pursuits, we abandoned the pursuit when the Volvo entered a housing estate. Children and families were on the street and clearly heightened the risk.  “Criminals have no such moral compass and this Volvo was found a short while later embedded into a gatepost on Norwood Avenue, Maltby.

“The driver had scarpered and we understand him to have been collected by another vehicle.”

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Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.