Illegal immigrant arrested as car is abandoned in Sheffield and occupants flee
An illegal immigrant was arrested after a police chase in Sheffield when a car was abandoned and the occupants fled.
South Yorkshire Police said the driver and passengers in a red Mercedes Benz abandoned the car and fled after spotting officers patrolling the streets of Burngreave on Wednesday.
They dumped the car on Minna Road and ran off in different directions in a bid to escape, but a police chase was mounted and one of the passengers was detained nearby.
Checks revealed that he was an illegal immigrant.
A search of the car led to the discovery of equipment,’commonly used to produce drugs’
South Yorkshire Police said: “The driver and passengers of a red Mercedes Benz decided they weren’t sticking around when officers from the Burngreave Neighbourhood Team spotted them on Burngreave Road.
“The driver of the Mercedes drove onto Minna Road, then like a well-oiled machine the driver and occupants opened all the doors and scarpered in various directions.
“Our officer pursued the males and managed to detain one of the passengers who was playing hide and seek on Pitsmoor Road.
“After some checks, the male was arrested for being an illegal immigrant and the Mercedes boarded our recovery truck and made its way to the compound.
“A search of the vehicle revealed newly purchased equipment commonly used to produce drugs.
“The male will now be dealt with by immigration.”
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