Notts police cars rammed by car stolen in South Yorkshire during pursuit

A car stolen from South Yorkshire on Christmas day has rammed into two Nottinghamshire Police cars during a police pursuit.

Saturday, 28th December 2019, 1:56 pm

The stolen car was first spotted by Automatic Number Plate Recognition at 8pm, on December 27.

Nottinghamshire Police’s Operational Support acted quickly and a police pursuit followed in Styrrup, leading to two police vehicles being rammed by the fleeing car.

However, officers stopped the car and arrested three men and a woman on suspicion of burglary and failure to stop. The men and the woman are now being questioned by South Yorkshire Police in connection with the burglary.

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Two police cars were rammed.

Inspector Paul Lefford, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was fantastic police work from our Operational Support officers who acted quickly to ensure the suspects were arrested.

“Nottinghamshire Police is committed to protecting the safety of our communities and the damage sustained to the cars is an example of how dangerous that job can be.

“Our officers strive to make sure that those responsible for crime are caught and brought to justice.

“If you ever need our help, please contact us via 101 or in an emergency, dial 999.”

Automatic Number Plate Recognition was utilised to arrest a 37-year-old man at around 5.50pm in Leeming Lane South, Mansfield.

Operational Support officers stopped a car believed to be linked to the man, who was wanted in connection with a firearms offence that was reported in the early hours of Christmas Day.