Watchdog informed after girl, 5, ‘seriously hurt’ in South Yorkshire Police car chase

The police watchdog has been informed of a crash in which a girl, aged five, was seriously injured during a police chase in South Yorkshire.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 9:10 am

Details of the collision have been sent to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which will investigate the circumstances.

The young girl was a passenger in a white Range Rover Evoque which was hit by a blue Citroen C3 being followed by a marked police car at 12.35pm on Sunday, February 28.

The head-on crash occurred on Fish Dam Lane, near Royston.

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A police pursuit was mounted when an officer noticed the Citroen had a smashed window and signalled for the driver to pull over but he refused and drove off.

The Citroen driver, a 29-year-old man, suffered serious injuries in the crash and was taken to hospital for treatment.

He was arrested on suspicion of burglary and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The Citroen was stolen in a burglary in Barnsley.