Two officers assaulted following nine-mile long police chase through Sheffield

Two police officers were assaulted as they attempted to detain a suspect following a nine-mile long vehicle pursuit.

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 1:47 pm

Police were called to Bevan Road, Chapeltown at around 5am this morning following reports a Land Rover had collided with a parked car and drove away from the scene.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said officers attempted to pull over the vehicle, but the driver – a 31-year-old man – failed to stop.

Police pursued the car as it travelled towards Sheffield city centre. It came to a halt more than nine miles away on Kent Road in Heeley, next to the Playtime play centre, after travelling up Nicholson Road at speed.

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The Land Rover came to a stop on York Road after travelling up Nicholson Road.

The suspect tried to flee on foot but was detained by police. Two officers suffered minor injuries in the struggle and the man was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and assault.

The incident was captured on Playtime’s eight CCTV cameras.

Owner Ian Parker said: “The police chased the Land Rover then the guy got out and tried to make a run for it.

"They got him down, he whacked one of the police – one of them went down - then they tasered him. There was only one guy in the Land Rover, he came up Nicholson Road.”

CCTV captured the moment the suspect was apprehended.

Camera footage shows the Land Rover stopping on Kent Road before it is boxed in by two police cars.

The suspect attempts to flee on foot before a struggle ensues with two officers and he escapes. He is then brought down as more police arrive from the other side of Kent Road in an unmarked black Skoda.

The road remained closed all morning with the scene untouched.

Mr Parker, who has run Playtime with his wife Christina for 21 years, added: “There’s plenty that happens around here.”

Police have appealed for information and dash cam footage following the incident, which they said is not related to the fatal shooting of a 30-year-old man near Bramall Lane on Saturday evening.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 143 of 11 April.

Dashcam footage can be sent to [email protected] with the incident number in the subject line.

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.